José Sefami

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Amores Perros (2000)

Depressing

A fatalistic car crash in Mexico City sets off a chain of events in the lives of three persons: a young man aching to run off with his sister-in-law, a supermodel, and a homeless man. Their lives are catapulted into unforeseen circumstances instigated by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Gael García Bernal  •  Vanessa Bauche  •  Goya Toledo  •  Álvaro Guerrero

A fatalistic car crash in Mexico City sets off a chain of events in the lives of three persons: a young man aching to run off with his sister-in-law, a supermodel, and a homeless man. Their lives are catapulted into unforeseen circumstances instigated by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Gael García Bernal  •  Vanessa Bauche  •  Goya Toledo  •  Álvaro Guerrero

Pink Punch (2004)

Jimmy Morales is a young fighter with a short career but with a promising future in the world of boxing. One night, after watching a movie, he witnesses a cold-blooded murder committed by Germán Corona, a known gangster of the neighborhood. Their eyes meet, Jimmy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beto Gómez
CAST:  Jose Yenque  •  Rodrigo Oviedo  •  Marius Biegai  •  Jaime Camil

Jimmy Morales is a young fighter with a short career but with a promising future in the world of boxing. One night, after watching a movie, he witnesses a cold-blooded murder committed by Germán Corona, a known gangster of the neighborhood. Their eyes meet, Jimmy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beto Gómez
CAST:  Jose Yenque  •  Rodrigo Oviedo  •  Marius Biegai  •  Jaime Camil

Christmas, Inc. (2008)

With Christmas approaching, Santa Claus has to contend with the fact that the North Pole is melting and find a way to rid the holiday of its capitalist nature.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fernando Rovzar
CAST:  Pedro Armendáriz Jr.  •  Alejandra Ambrosi  •  Mauricio Barrientos  •  Héctor Jiménez

With Christmas approaching, Santa Claus has to contend with the fact that the North Pole is melting and find a way to rid the holiday of its capitalist nature.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fernando Rovzar
CAST:  Pedro Armendáriz Jr.  •  Alejandra Ambrosi  •  Mauricio Barrientos  •  Héctor Jiménez

Two Embraces (2007)

Mexican director Enrique Begne's drama Two Embraces (AKA Dos Abrazos, 2007) follows four lonely and disenfranchised urbanites in contemporary Mexico City: a preteen boy under tremendous emotional strain, the pretty cashier with whom he is infatuated, an enraged and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Enrique Begné
CAST:  Maya Zapata  •  Giovani Florido  •  Jorge Zárate  •  Ximena Sariñana

Mexican director Enrique Begne's drama Two Embraces (AKA Dos Abrazos, 2007) follows four lonely and disenfranchised urbanites in contemporary Mexico City: a preteen boy under tremendous emotional strain, the pretty cashier with whom he is infatuated, an enraged and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Enrique Begné
CAST:  Maya Zapata  •  Giovani Florido  •  Jorge Zárate  •  Ximena Sariñana

Colosio (2012)

It's 1994 in Mexico, the nation was witnessing a turbulent year since its beginnings. An indigenous rebellion shakes the country. Three months later, the ruling party's presidential candidate is brutally murdered during a rally in Tijuana. The country is concerned. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlos Bolado
CAST:  José María Yázpik  •  Daniel Giménez Cacho  •  Kate del Castillo  •  Odiseo Bichir

It's 1994 in Mexico, the nation was witnessing a turbulent year since its beginnings. An indigenous rebellion shakes the country. Three months later, the ruling party's presidential candidate is brutally murdered during a rally in Tijuana. The country is concerned. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlos Bolado
CAST:  José María Yázpik  •  Daniel Giménez Cacho  •  Kate del Castillo  •  Odiseo Bichir

The Precocious and Brief Life of Sabina Rivas (2012)

In the Mexican-Guatemalan border, young teenage lovers, Sabina and Jovany, both Hondurans, accidentally meet again after some years without seeing each other. She plans to get to the United States and dreams about being a great singer; he commits all the required ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Joaquín Cosío  •  Greisy Mena  •  Fernando Moreno  •  Angelina Peláez

In the Mexican-Guatemalan border, young teenage lovers, Sabina and Jovany, both Hondurans, accidentally meet again after some years without seeing each other. She plans to get to the United States and dreams about being a great singer; he commits all the required ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Joaquín Cosío  •  Greisy Mena  •  Fernando Moreno  •  Angelina Peláez

Pastorela (2011)

Agent Jesus Juarez (aka Chucho) has always played the Devil in his town's Nativity Play. This Christmas, when the new pastor of the church recasts the role, the two men engage in a battle between good and evil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emilio Portes
CAST:  Joaquín Cosío  •  Omar Ayala  •  Carlos Cobos  •  Eduardo España

Agent Jesus Juarez (aka Chucho) has always played the Devil in his town's Nativity Play. This Christmas, when the new pastor of the church recasts the role, the two men engage in a battle between good and evil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emilio Portes
CAST:  Joaquín Cosío  •  Omar Ayala  •  Carlos Cobos  •  Eduardo España

Tequila, historia de una pasión (2011)

Tequila in Mexico, 1940s: Honor and dignity come first here. The town is protecting a certain secret. In spite of all prohibitions, Antonio, a respected young landowner, has an affair with Lola, his uncle Vicent's young wife. She is sexually dissatisfied from her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergio Sánchez Suárez
CAST:  Unax Ugalde  •  Edward Furlong  •  John Gilbert  •  José Sefami

Tequila in Mexico, 1940s: Honor and dignity come first here. The town is protecting a certain secret. In spite of all prohibitions, Antonio, a respected young landowner, has an affair with Lola, his uncle Vicent's young wife. She is sexually dissatisfied from her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergio Sánchez Suárez
CAST:  Unax Ugalde  •  Edward Furlong  •  John Gilbert  •  José Sefami

El Infierno (2010)

Benjamin Garcia, Benny is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the drug business, in which he has for the first time in his life, a spectacular rise surrounded by money, women, violence and fun. But very ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Estrada
CAST:  Damián Alcázar  •  Joaquín Cosío  •  Ernesto Gómez Cruz  •  María Rojo

Benjamin Garcia, Benny is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the drug business, in which he has for the first time in his life, a spectacular rise surrounded by money, women, violence and fun. But very ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Estrada
CAST:  Damián Alcázar  •  Joaquín Cosío  •  Ernesto Gómez Cruz  •  María Rojo

When Things Happen (2007)

Sebastian, a renowned orchestra conductor, loses his son in a motorcycle accident for which his wife blames him, leading to the family's disintegration. With the intention to recover his daughter's affection, he takes her to Guanajuato, where he has a presentation. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonio Peláez
CAST:  Alejandro Tommasi  •  Marcela Guirado  •  Mar Carrera  •  Jacqueline Bracamontes

Sebastian, a renowned orchestra conductor, loses his son in a motorcycle accident for which his wife blames him, leading to the family's disintegration. With the intention to recover his daughter's affection, he takes her to Guanajuato, where he has a presentation. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonio Peláez
CAST:  Alejandro Tommasi  •  Marcela Guirado  •  Mar Carrera  •  Jacqueline Bracamontes

Tear This Heart Out (2008)

A young girl recounts her girlhood and eventual marriage to a general of the Mexican revolution. by one of the most outstanding writers of the new feminist Mexican literature, it is at once a haunting novel of one woman's life and a powerful account of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberto Sneider
CAST:  Ana Claudia Talancón  •  Daniel Giménez Cacho  •  José María de Tavira  •  Alejandro Usigli

A young girl recounts her girlhood and eventual marriage to a general of the Mexican revolution. by one of the most outstanding writers of the new feminist Mexican literature, it is at once a haunting novel of one woman's life and a powerful account of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberto Sneider
CAST:  Ana Claudia Talancón  •  Daniel Giménez Cacho  •  José María de Tavira  •  Alejandro Usigli

El cártel (2009)

Based on Mexico's current criminal climate, EL CÁRTEL is a rare look into the values and practices of the world's most intriguing and enigmatic industry - the multi-billion dollar business of drug trafficking. When Jules Land, a naïve business journalist, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian J. Bagley
CAST:  José Luis Franco  •  Freddy Douglas  •  Mauricio Islas  •  Tania Arredondo

Based on Mexico's current criminal climate, EL CÁRTEL is a rare look into the values and practices of the world's most intriguing and enigmatic industry - the multi-billion dollar business of drug trafficking. When Jules Land, a naïve business journalist, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian J. Bagley
CAST:  José Luis Franco  •  Freddy Douglas  •  Mauricio Islas  •  Tania Arredondo

Café Paraíso (2008)

Café paraíso ("Paradise Café") is a 2008 Mexican short film directed and written by Alonso Ruizpalacios. The film won the "Mayahuel Award" for "Best Mexican Short Film" at the Guadalajara Mexican Film Festival Principal actor Tenoch Huerta Mejía won "Best Actor" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alonso Ruizpalacios
CAST:  Tenoch Huerta  •  José Sefami  •  Sophie Alexander-Katz  •  Enrique Arreola

Café paraíso ("Paradise Café") is a 2008 Mexican short film directed and written by Alonso Ruizpalacios. The film won the "Mayahuel Award" for "Best Mexican Short Film" at the Guadalajara Mexican Film Festival Principal actor Tenoch Huerta Mejía won "Best Actor" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alonso Ruizpalacios
CAST:  Tenoch Huerta  •  José Sefami  •  Sophie Alexander-Katz  •  Enrique Arreola

Conozca la cabeza de Juan Pérez (2009)

Juan Perez is a wizard who begins to remember how he lost his head, after an economic crisis in the Circus where he works, he promises to mount a spectacular act of beheading that it could again return it to its glory years. But without any fifth in the bag and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emilio Portes
CAST:  Silverio Palacios  •  Dolores Heredia  •  José Sefami  •  Carlos Cobos

Juan Perez is a wizard who begins to remember how he lost his head, after an economic crisis in the Circus where he works, he promises to mount a spectacular act of beheading that it could again return it to its glory years. But without any fifth in the bag and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emilio Portes
CAST:  Silverio Palacios  •  Dolores Heredia  •  José Sefami  •  Carlos Cobos

Trade (2007)

A Texas cop, whose own daughter might have been forced into sexual slavery, joins forces with a Mexican youth to find the boy's sister, who was abducted and forced into prostitution. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian woman who was promised a better life in America also ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Kreuzpaintner
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Cesar Ramos  •  Paulina Gaitán  •  Alicja Bachleda-Curuś

A Texas cop, whose own daughter might have been forced into sexual slavery, joins forces with a Mexican youth to find the boy's sister, who was abducted and forced into prostitution. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian woman who was promised a better life in America also ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Kreuzpaintner
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Cesar Ramos  •  Paulina Gaitán  •  Alicja Bachleda-Curuś

Potosí (2013)

Potosi, a rural town in Latin America, is the crossfire of the ravaging that has devastated the north of the country. An accident along a deserted road connects three stories, an 82 year old goat herder that has not shot his gun in 40 years, a woman who is a victim ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfredo Castruita
CAST:  Arcelia Ramírez  •  Luisa Huertas  •  Fernando Becerril  •  Aldo Verástegui

Potosi, a rural town in Latin America, is the crossfire of the ravaging that has devastated the north of the country. An accident along a deserted road connects three stories, an 82 year old goat herder that has not shot his gun in 40 years, a woman who is a victim ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfredo Castruita
CAST:  Arcelia Ramírez  •  Luisa Huertas  •  Fernando Becerril  •  Aldo Verástegui

Paradise (2013)

Carmen and Alfredo live a happy, quiet life in the suburbs surrounded by friends and family. After Alfredo receives a promotion, the two move away to Mexico City where they immediately feel the social pressure of being overweight in a bustling metropolis full of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mariana Chenillo
CAST:  Andrés Almeida  •  Daniela Rincón  •  Camila Selser  •  Beatriz Moreno

Carmen and Alfredo live a happy, quiet life in the suburbs surrounded by friends and family. After Alfredo receives a promotion, the two move away to Mexico City where they immediately feel the social pressure of being overweight in a bustling metropolis full of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mariana Chenillo
CAST:  Andrés Almeida  •  Daniela Rincón  •  Camila Selser  •  Beatriz Moreno

Compadres (2016)

A disgruntled Mexican cop is forced to work with a teenage hacker to hunt down the criminals who killed his wife, and dismantle their operation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Enrique Begné
CAST:  Omar Chaparro  •  Joey Morgan  •  Aislinn Derbez  •  Eric Roberts

A disgruntled Mexican cop is forced to work with a teenage hacker to hunt down the criminals who killed his wife, and dismantle their operation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Enrique Begné
CAST:  Omar Chaparro  •  Joey Morgan  •  Aislinn Derbez  •  Eric Roberts

The 4th Company (2017)

Zambrano is a young criminal with the only hope of joining the legendary prison American football team known as The Dogs of Santa Martha. His hopes end up involving him with organized crime since The Dogs, who are also known as The 4th Company, a squadron of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amir Galván Cervera  •  Mitzi Vanessa Arreola
CAST:  Adrián Ladrón  •  Andoni Gracia  •  Manuel Ojeda  •  Gabino Rodríguez

Zambrano is a young criminal with the only hope of joining the legendary prison American football team known as The Dogs of Santa Martha. His hopes end up involving him with organized crime since The Dogs, who are also known as The 4th Company, a squadron of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amir Galván Cervera  •  Mitzi Vanessa Arreola
CAST:  Adrián Ladrón  •  Andoni Gracia  •  Manuel Ojeda  •  Gabino Rodríguez

The Evil That Men Do (2015)

Two hired assassins working for a Mexican cartel are faced with something unimaginable: they get to custody a 10-years-old girl, the daughter of the head of their rival clan, who has kidnapped the son of their boss. The situation is terrible: or an exchange takes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramon Térmens
CAST:  Daniel Faraldo  •  Andrew Tarbet  •  Sergio Peris-Mencheta  •  José Sefami

Two hired assassins working for a Mexican cartel are faced with something unimaginable: they get to custody a 10-years-old girl, the daughter of the head of their rival clan, who has kidnapped the son of their boss. The situation is terrible: or an exchange takes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramon Térmens
CAST:  Daniel Faraldo  •  Andrew Tarbet  •  Sergio Peris-Mencheta  •  José Sefami
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