One must appreciate Adolfo Martínez Solares for his resourcefulness – notwithstanding his credentials as writer and director, he produces his own films and even manages to rope in heavyweights like José Alonso and María Rojo (La Tarea, Esmeralda de Noche Vienes) to act in them, along with a generous smattering of some of the prettiest local starlets. For e.g., the cast credits for his 2008 crime drama, “El Garabato” lists the likes of Tania Robledo, Patricia Llaca, María Aura, Andrea García, and Mariana Ávila to name a few. That was enough to persuade me to buy the DVD (now we don’t want anyone else to know that! ) even if it was only gathering dust on my shelf for the past two years.
I’ll be wasting my time with this – let’s say it is about gangsters, sorry – politicians, corrupt police officers, molls, honey-traps, and you guessed it – journalists. And of course an innocent courier who gets caught in a mess because the person he was delivering to gets killed just before he arrives. To cut to the chase, innocent bloke is declared ‘innocent’, patches up with fiancée and starts living happily ever after.
This is like having the occasional greasy heart-clogging deep-fried meal – it’s alright once in a while, I suppose (damn tasty too..!)
But if you want to gorge yourself silly, here’s the DVD Link – however don’t expect a high quality transfer – this one was definitely stamped with older television sets in mind.
Amazon DVD Link