Archive of films Drama/Mex / Drama/Mex

2006, 101 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2007

A major crisis in the life of a bureaucrat, the downfall of a macho goalie, a girl’s difficult choice between lust and love… One hot night in contemporary Acapulco.


The break up of an aging bureaucrat, the downfall of a macho goalie, a girl’s difficult choice between lust and love… Drama/Mex follows the pains and joys of three intense human relationships that come together one night in contemporary Acapulco. A once luxurious port, now slowly decaying, the city serves as a background for stories about a suicidal old man and a 15-year-old runaway girl, a young couple who face the hardships of separation after a tragic break-up, and the thief who broke them up. We glimpse fragments of a single night that will change their lives forever – and our perception of them.

About the director

Gerardo Naranjo was raised in the small town of Guanajuato, Mexico. After his first short, Perro Negro, he was invited to study at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. His AFI thesis film The Last Attack of the Beast won the 2002 Directors Guild of America Directing Award and was invited to more than fifty festivals. In 2003 he wrote and directed Malachance, his first feature. He completed his second feature, Drama/Mex, in 2006 .


Canana Films
, 06100, Colonia Condesa
Tel: +52 55 556 469 36
Fax: +52 55 558 483 94

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Director: Gerardo Naranjo
Screenplay: Gerardo Naranjo
Dir. of Photography: Tobias Datum
Editor: Yibrán Asuad
Producer: Gabriel García, Santiago Paredes, Miriana Moro
Production: Canana Films, Revolcadero Films
Cast: Fernando Becerril, Miriana Moro, Juan Pablo Castañeda
Contact: Canana Films

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