Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
With a minimal budget ($50,000), 28-year-old Beto Gomez made his directorial debut with this portrait depicting the underside of life in Mexico. After decades of struggling in the United States, Pachuco (Robert Cobo) returns to his Mexican pueblo where he joins drinking pal Chavita (Jose Luis Pimentel) during the midst of preparations for the Day of the Dead. Thrown into jail, they meet other prisoners, and each explain the fateful turn of events that landed them behind bars. Includes documentary-style Day of the Dead footage. Shown at the 1997 San Sebastian Film Festival.
friendship, imprisonment, slice-of-life