Bleak Street (La calle de la amargura)

Rated NR 99 min. 2016

In the early morning hours, two elderly prostitutes go back to their hovels. They are not tired from working; they are tired of not working. One has problems at home with her teenage daughter and cross dressing husband. The other lives with her invalid mother and loneliness. But that night, they have a date to celebrate the victory in the ring of two wrestlers, twin midgets wearing masks. At the hourly hotel, in order to rob the tiny men of their earnings, they drug them with eye drops. But the dose proves fatal. They murder them unintentionally. Scared and confused, they decide to hide from the police and run away together to live, as they always have, on Bleak Street.

Film Credits

Director: Arturo Ripstein

Writer: Paz Alicia Garciadiego

Cast: Alberto Estrella, Silvia Pasquel and Arcelia Ramírez

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