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The Girl on the Stone (2006)

La niña en la piedra (original title)
R | | Drama | 27 July 2007 (Mexico)
A young student, Mati, breaks up an constantly humiliates Gabino, who is devoted to her... until he gets the opportunity to make her pay for her snubs.

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Marisa Sistach
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Credited cast:
Gabino Rodríguez Gabino Rodríguez ... Gabino
Sofía Espinosa ... Mati
Ricardo Polanco Ricardo Polanco ... Delfino Anaya
Alejandro Calva ... Fidel
Iyantú Fonseca Iyantú Fonseca ... Fulgencio
Silverio Palacios ... Amadeo
Ximena Ayala ... Perla
Arcelia Ramírez ... Alicia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
María de los Ángeles Ayuso María de los Ángeles Ayuso ... Lupe
Alicia del Lago Alicia del Lago ... Juana
Nancy Gutiérrez Nancy Gutiérrez ... Prefecta
Israel Islas Israel Islas ... Luciano
Luis Gerardo Méndez ... Joaquin
Luisa Pardo ... Lola
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A young student, Mati, breaks up an constantly humiliates Gabino, who is devoted to her... until he gets the opportunity to make her pay for her snubs.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence, drug and alcohol use, and language - all involving teens

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Excellent beginning, but perplexing ending
17 April 2007 | by arnis12See all my reviews

I'm not sure what to think of this film. The first 80 minutes or so of the film were perfect and haunting, kind of like a Mexican take on GEORGE WASHINGTON. The film shows a sleepy Mexican village that seems to be decaying and a group of boys that decide to take revenge on a popular school girl. I have to say that the film lost me with the KITTEN'S SCREAM towards the end. Those who see the film will know what I'm talking about, and I got to hear it in full blown surround sound which was not pleasant. It is here that the film takes a turn towards the dark side and it seems that the filmmaker seems to be exploring the themes of the Evil that underlies this small town, similar to what David Lynch did in Blue Velvet. However I was a bit perplexed. Is there something more going on here. The film begins with a mythic image of a father and son discovering an ancient statue of a corn God stuck in the mud and then throwing it into a deep swamp. There seems to be issues of race and class as well. The girl who is victimized is light skinned and the boy who is mistreated and taken advantage of, clearly has Indian features. I was hoping someone would be able to clarify some of the difficult questions this film raises. I also felt that the director let the sound designer get out of control. The first half of the film was perfect and naturalistic, but the sound design became more abstract and disturbing, something which I felt worked counter to the subtle work the cinematographer and the wonderful work the actors were achieving.


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27 July 2007 (Mexico) See more »

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