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Midaq Alley

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Midaq Alley

Release Date: May 05, 1995

Year    :   1995
Slogan    :   «The most awarded film in Mexican history.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Alameda Films, Consejo Nacional para la cultura y las artes, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía
Director    :   Jorge Fons
Producers    :   Daniel Birman Ripstein, Alfredo Ripstein hijo, Claudia Becker, Georgina Balzaretti, Gerardo Barrera
Writers    :   Vicente Leñero, Naguib Mahfouz
RunTime    :   140 mins.

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.




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