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My Bride

Mexico, 1995 (MIFF 1997, Fiction)

Director: Rodrigo Plá

A definitive example of Mexican cinema which is characterised by blood, tears and madness. In front of ail the towns-people a young woman is slowly levered from the well into which she suicided. Determined to have his daughter's honour restored posthumously, Rudecindo obsessively pursues a course of maudlin action that implicates all mourners, even the local priest. A more melodramatic and macabre version of Romeo and Juliet would be difficult to find.

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