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Jorge Fons

El Callejon de los milagros (Midaq Alley)

Edition 1995
140' - 1995 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: Spanish
Director: Jorge Fons Composer: Lucia Alvarez With: Ernesto Gómez Cruz, María Rojo, Salma Hayek
This film is divided into four episodes and tells the story of “ordinary” people spending a Sunday afternoon in the old part of Mexico City. At the film’s centre are three people: Rutilio who owns a bar where men from the neighbourhood meet. On this day he is surprised by his own homosexual desires which cause a catastrophe in his family; Alma a young girl in love with Abel, a hairdresser who leaves her to go to the USA to earn money for their wedding; and Susanita a typical “old maid” who dreams of meeting the right man. The last episode brings these people together…

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Credits

Director

Jorge Fons

Composer

Lucia Alvarez

With

Ernesto Gómez Cruz, María Rojo, Salma Hayek

Scenario

Vicente Lenero

Director of Photography

Carlos Marcovich

Editor

Carlos Savage

Producer

Alfredo Ripstein Jr.

More information

Dialogue

Spanish

Countries of production

Mexico

Screenplay based on

"Midaq Alley", Najeeb Mahfouz

Year

1995

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