Luis Alcoriza

  • Luis Alcoriza – Mecanica Nacional AKA National Mechanics (1972)

    1971-1980ClassicsCultLuis AlcorizaMexico

    This is a satirical look at Mexican contemporary life. It makes fun of its culture in many ways. Even though it has many dramatic and serious moments, it’s a very effective comedy.
    The movie is simply about two families from Mexico City that go camping to the mountains outside the city overnight to see the conclusion of a cross country car race. Most of the movie takes place the night before the race. There is a lot of drinking, dancing, and many other things that happen in a big party. And there’s like two hundred vehicles camping waiting for the race the next day.Read More »

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