Uno Entre Muchos (1981)

Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - Mexico  |  
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Director Ariel Zuñiga has focused on the plight of a marriage that fades because the husband (Fernando Castillo) falls into a routine of work, home, beer, television, bed, and back to work again -- only intermittently interrupted by a rendezvous with his mistress. His apathy frustrates his wife (Socorro de la Campa) who stays home taking care of the household, yet she can do nothing to shake his decline, and is afraid, in fact, to be "too" assertive. The man's job in the factory is always on the line since like other low-level workers, he can be fired or downgraded at any time and for no apparent reason, in spite of Mexican legislation to the contrary. As the couple struggles on with their personal problems, their deteriorating relationship seems to have no easy method of resolution.

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boredom, marital-problems, mistress, neglect