About the film
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Release Date: May 05, 1995
|Slogan||:||«The most awarded film in Mexican history.»|
|Production Companies||:||Alameda Films, Consejo Nacional para la cultura y las artes, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía|
|Producers||:||Daniel Birman Ripstein, Alfredo Ripstein hijo, Claudia Becker, Georgina Balzaretti, Gerardo Barrera|
|Writers||:||Vicente Leñero, Naguib Mahfouz|
Heated tempers, frustrated desires and dashed hopes plague a diverse group of individuals whose lives cross paths in Mexico City. There is the bar-owner's son, Chava, who yearns to emigrate to America. A poor barber, Abel, is madly in love with the gorgeous Alma, who eventually becomes a high-class prostitute. Finally, there is Susanita, the desperate spinster who pursues many love affairs in hopes of finding a husband.