|Casa de los Babys 2003 R, 95 min.|
Director: John Sayles
Cast: Daryl Hannah, Marcia Gay Harden, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary Steenburgen, Lili Taylor, Rita Moreno, Susan Lynch, Pedro Armendariz Jr., Bruno Bichir, Angelina Pelaez, Vanessa Martinez, Juan Carlos Vives
After six women arrive in South America with intentions of adopting babies, they find they must deal with a bureaucracy that mandates a lengthy residency requirement before adoption can take place. The women stay at a cheap hotel, Casa de Los Babys, where they must deal not only with each other but with the local population as well. Subplots abound in this memorable story.
|If I Never See You Again 1997 N/R, 97 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Comedy
Director: Juan Pablo Villasenor
Cast: Jorge Galvan, Ignacio Retes, Justo Martinez, Max Kerlow, Rodolfo Velez, Leticia Huijara, Zaide Silvia Gutierrez, Angelina Pelaez, Ana Bertha Espin, Blanca Torres
This Mexican award-winning film is a fun blend of humor and sentimental drama. A group of elderly musicians escape from a nursing home and hit the road to Tijuana, playing at clubs along the way. Bruno (Jorge Galvan), the leader, has a promise to keep: deliver his lover's ashes to her hometown, Tijuana. After arriving, he must deal with his lover's niece–who is love-starved. And then there's the club owner who hides illegal drugs in the group's instrument cases.
|Man on Fire 2004 R, 146 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Tony Scott
Cast: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Marc Anthony, Radha Mitchell, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Giannini, Rachel Ticotin, Jesus Ochoa, Mickey Rourke, Angelina Pelaez, Gustavo Sanchez Parra, Gero Camilo, Rosa Maria Hernandez, Heriberto Del Castillo, Mario Zaragoza
A former Marine, Creasy (Denzel Washington), gets a job working as a bodyguard in Mexico City where he is employed by Samuel (Marc Anthony) to watch over Samuel's nine-year-old daughter, Pita (Dakota Fanning). The hard-drinking ex-Marine and the lonely young girl bond; Creasy even becomes Pita's swimming coach. When Pita is kidnapped, Creasy's past toughness rises to the fore as he resolves to track down and kill anyone and everyone involved in the abduction.
|Under the Same Moon 2008 PG-13, 109 min.|
aka: Misma Luna, La
Director: Patricia Riggen
Cast: Adrian Alonso, Kate del Castillo, Eugenio Derbez, Maya Zapata, Carmen Salinas, Maria Rojo, Angelina Pelaez, Gabriel Porras, America Ferrera, Jesse Garcia, Ignacio Guadalupe, Pailo Heitz
This story involves nine-year-old Carlitos Reyes (Adrian Alonso) and his mother Rosario (Kate Del Castillo) who works illegally in L.A. and sends money home to Mexico for her mother Benita (Angelina Pelaez) and Carlitos. When Benita dies unexpectedly, Carlitos gathers the money he has saved and sneaks across the border under the back seat of Marta (America Ferrera) and David's (Jesse Garcia) van. But the van is impounded at the border with Carlitos still inside–and Carlitos' troubles continue as he tries to reach his mother.
|1. Casa de los Babys (2003)|
2. If I Never See You Again (1997)
3. Man on Fire (2004)
4. Under the Same Moon (2008)
aka: Misma Luna, La
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