Cielo Rojo (1962)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Mexico  |   MPAA Rating - G
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

A rebellious young man sets out to find himself in this melodrama by Roberto Rodríguez (of the brothers Rodríguez, well-established in Mexican cinema). The setting is Acapulco and the young man is one of the divers who throw themselves off the incredibly high cliffs known as the Quebrada, for recompense from tourists. That calling is dangerous enough but the unhappy home life of the diver sends him away, looking for his niche in the world. Just because of his dysfunctional family he is not so good at engendering relationships himself and when he does meet someone interesting he hurts the woman's feelings -- which does not bode well for finding the love he needs.

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cliff, diver, dysfunctional, honor [integrity], unwed-parenthood