Los crímenes (2011)

This noir-ish 20-minute short film from Argentina is a very nice piece of economical story-telling, and definitely worth watching.

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Road to Fame (2008)

A very enjoyable comedy-drama about a casting show and the dreams and hopes of the girls involved. While this may sound like a fluffy concept, it does in fact allow some penetrating glimpses into Mexico’s problems. Strong performances and fine-tuned humour help to make this a very well-rounded film.

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Todo el poder (2000)

Todo el poder is a Mexican satire dealing with the high levels of crime and corruption in the country. The film benefits from a great cast, and the writing employs dark humour as well as farcical and absurd elements. But the film ultimately is too muddled and not narrated tightly enough, so it never lives up to its full potential.

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