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El Imperio de la Fortuna (1986)

Cast: Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Blanca Guerra, more...
Director: Arturo Ripstein, Arturo Ripstein
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Desert Mountain
Genre: Foreign, Latin America, Mexico
Running Time: 130 min.
Languages: Spanish
Subtitles: English
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Synopsis
Dull-witted Mexican peasant Ernesto Gomez Cruz comes into possession of a rooster severely injured in a cockfight. He restores the bird's health and wins several bouts, then runs afoul of gambler Alejandro Parodi, who has the rooster's ribs cracked so it can never win again. Taking Cruz under his wing, the gambler teaches the peasant how to be tops in the speculating field. In the company of Parodi's girlfriend Blanca Guerra, who functions as a human good-luck charm, Cruz becomes successful, but Guerra tires of living in Cruz's shadow and kills herself. More than a little influenced by Luis Bunuel, the Mexican Realm of Fortune (El Imperio De La Fortuna) won several awards in its country of origin, though it has only fitfully seen the light of day in the US. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide



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Long overdue look at Mexican cinema. The few that are available.... so many missing!
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