Amores Perros Movie Review Summary

Actors: Gael García, Vanessa Bauche, Emilio Echevarria

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AMORES PERROS is a movie directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu in 2000. The picture was presented in numerous film festivals, won two prizes at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
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The film relates three stories linked by the role played by dogs in each one of them and by a car accident that involves all of the protagonists.

The first story entitled "Octavio and Susana" is a story set in the Mexican lower classes. Octavio is in love with his brother's wife and tries to earn enough money to leave the city with her by engaging his dog in wild dogfights. But Susana hesitates as though she's regularly beaten by her husband. The second story, "Daniel and Valeria" involves two figures of the jet set. Daniel has left his wife to live with the top-model Valeria. But she soon becomes a crippled after a car accident and she spends most of her time looking for her dog that has disappeared in the basement of her building. With the days passing by, Valeria's love for Daniel will slowly fade away like her hope to find the dog alive. The third story "El Chivo and Maru" tells the story of a man who's left his family 20 years ago to become a guerillero. Released from jail, he's become an alcoholic bum who takes in stray dogs. From time to time, he accepts to kill for money and waits for the right moment to see his only daughter.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Engaging drama about how three different characters fight against poverty, loss of power and their search for love and redemption. An extraordinary mexican film!!!
The review of this Movie prepared by Lindsay Jacobson

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Animal or Object Story    -   Yes Kind of animal or object:    -   dog

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scholar Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic


The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous    -   wealthy    -   rude people

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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