Mabel, a singer, returns to her home town Juchitan in the South of Mexico, where traditionally many transsexuals, known as muxe, live. She’s looking for the murderer of her friend Daniela, a muxe like herself, who was killed by 27 stab wounds in the back. For Mabel, the search becomes a journey into a past full of nostalgia and painful memories. And a trip into a dark world of betrayal and social ostracisation. Carmin Tropical is a poetic transgender drama with the plot of a tense thriller.
At the start of his career, RIGOBERTO PÉREZCANO (*1975) only made documentary films, including the prize-winning XV in Zaachila (2002). Carmin Tropical is his second feature film after Northless (2009).
OV with English subtitles
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