The Bricklayers

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The Bricklayers

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The Bricklayers

Release Date: December 23, 1976

Year    :   1976
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Genres    :   Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Production Companies    :   Conacine, Cinematográfica Marco Polo S.A.
Director    :   Jorge Fons
Producers    :   Leopoldo Silva, Marco Silva, Luis García de León
Writers    :   Vicente Leñero, Jorge Fons, Luis Carrión
RunTime    :   122 mins.

When a worker is found murdered on the construction side, the investigation swiftly turns from things criminal to the political circumstances surrounding the building itself. Widespread corruption and neglect by the builder himself are seen to have brought the situation about. Much of the movie is filmed using hand-held cameras, and the majority of the dialogue is in the difficult-to-understand and very slangy Spanish dialect of Mexico City's bricklayers.

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