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In the Country Where Nothing Happens (1999)

Cast: Jorge Galvan
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Vanguard Cinema
Genre: Comedies, Foreign, Black Comedy, Latin America, Mexico
Running Time: 98 min.
Languages: Spanish
Subtitles: English
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A carefully crafted satire of Mexican politics, In The Country Where Nothing Happens is a hilarious adventure of double lives and double meanings. Enrique, a corrupt businessman is kidnapped. His wife, Elena receives a videotape of Enrique with his lover Rita, who wants to be a Rock singer. But when Elena and Rita become friends they decide that he is not worth rescuing. If that's not enough Enrique, who has been laundering money for his corrupt boss under another identity, now has to deal with his inept kidnappers. "Converts infidelity, poverty and kidnapping into a reason to laugh!" Cinepolis "An example of Mexican genius and cleverness."

GreenCine Member Reviews

Hilarious by LEdell April 16, 2006 - 11:07 AM PDT
I thought this was great. The character of the cooky wife was the best part. If you've ever been to Mexico you will see an instant connection between the humor and the culture. I definatly recommend it.

In the Country Where Nothing Happens by domichael March 6, 2005 - 5:33 PM PST
4 out of 5 members found this review helpful
I really liked this film. It is a hilarious satire on Mexican politics and society, but I think it attains a certain universality also. Adultry, political corruption and white collar crime aren't limited to third world countries.

One of my favorite parts was when the police catch the kidnappers at the ATM machine.

The film is in Spanish with English subtitles. The only extra material is a series of interviews with actors and the director. These are not subtitled.

GreenCine Member Rating

(Average 6.26)
19 Votes
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Long overdue look at Mexican cinema. The few that are available.... so many missing!

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