Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Every time the government of a state or the nation changes in Mexico, the previous administration is always accused of having harbored a few ne'er do wells, who are then raked over the coals. As it happens, these scapegoats (who sometimes actually are guilty of the specific offenses they are accused of) usually know what they're in for long in advance, and they also know that all they have to do is stay out of the country for a few years and they can come back and start doing business as usual. It's understood as part of the game. No real harm comes to anyone. However, in this movie, the chosen victim doesn't understand the role he is to play and actually seems to think he is innocent of the charges against him, or at least believes he still has sufficient "pull" to be able to ignore them. He refuses to heed the friendly suggestion that he leave the country for a few years and tries to fight back. His friends and family understand the situation far better than he does and back off from him, considering him a fool. One by one, they leave him, no doubt muttering imprecations under their breaths, and he not only winds up in prison but has alienated everyone he might have come back to afterwards.
Mexico, fraud, politician, family, help, refuge, hotel