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Bleak street = La calle de la amargura

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In Spanish, with optional English subtitles.


Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Nora Velázquez, Silvia Pasquel, Alejandro Suárez, Arcelia Ramírez, Alberto Estrella.

Publication Information

New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2017]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (99 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


Bleak Street is the latest provocation from Mexican master Arturo Ripstein, a surreally entertaining neo-noir based on a true crime that shocked Mexico. Bleak Street tracks the nocturnal adventures and ill-fated encounter between two desperate old prostitutes and twin mini-luchadores. The Mexico City they traverse is a vice-ridden dreamscape of crime, lonliness and poverty. The two ladies get mired in botched scams and unhappy relationships while the twins face a demanding life of family obligations and their wrestling careers. All these characters can do is journey ever deeper into the night, with no escape in sight, until fate brings them all together.


Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.

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