Amor a La Vuelta De La Esquina (1986)

Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Mexico  |  
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Very loosely based on the novel El Astralago by Albertine Sarrazin, this adaptation of his story starts off with the mysterious prostitute Maria (Gabriela Roel) as she escapes from a menacing institution. On her way over the wall that is keeping her from freedom, she breaks her ankle bone (the "astragalo" of the novel's title) but that does not stop her from succeeding in her getaway. She ends up in the city and searches out a friend who can give her shelter. Maria also starts a long relationship with two different men, one of whom she verbally abuses without a trace of regret. More questions are raised than answered in this story, also limned in a 1968 French version, L'Astragale.