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Filmfest 2014

German Age Rating

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LAS BÚSQUEDAS sketches the inner wasteland of two characters united by the death – either by their own hand or under someone else's – of their beloved ones... Elvira tries to find redemption and the reasons which led her husband to suicide. In a different emotional quarter, Ulises, a seller of bottled water, is the victim of a pickpocket in the crowded subway of Mexico City and this sends Ulises into an obsessive search to recover the stolen item – the wallet which contains the only picture of his dead daughter – and to find revenge. The bus stations around the Pantitlán neighborhood, the streets of Ecatepec, and the landfill at Bordo de Xochiaca are locations which witness impassibly how, by chance, these two despair-filled searches run one into the other and give shape to a love based on grief.
Maximiliano Cruz, Unam International Film Festival

tags: Loneliness, Society, Latin America, Revenge, Feature film, Death

Cast: Gustavo Sánchez Parra, Arcelia Ramírez, Gabino Rodríguez, Martín Acosta, David Calderón


Screenplay: José Luis Valle

Director of Photography: César Gutiérrez Miranda

Film Editor: Ulises Vallejo

Sound: Armando Narvaez, José Miguel Enríquez

Producer: José Luis Valle

Production Company: Caverna Cine

World Sales: Circo 2.12

Director: José Luis Valle