La Primera Noche (1998)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Mexico  |  
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Director Alejandro Gamboa, depicting the activities of a group of high-school pals, focuses on aspiring filmmaker Sergio (Osvalso Benavides), a sensitive youth who helps out an older prostitute. Bruno (Xavier Massimi) develops a meaningful relationship with Mariana (Mariana Avila), but the other teens make unfortunate errors of judgment. Sergio mistakenly blurs the borders between physical pleasure and love, setting himself up for a fall. Fatso (Julio Casado) utters boastful lies about his conquest of sexy Monica (Audrey Vera), yet he kids his mother for having a boyfriend. Fatso's comeuppance looms when Monica's skinhead brother goes after him with assorted gang members. An international jury selected this film as the top winner at the 1998 Guadalajara Film Festival.



boyfriend, confusion, conquest, filmmaker, high-school