24.9. - 3.10.2020

Matinée Mexico 1976 | 90 min | OV with English subtitles | Black&White | FF 2016

Jaime Humberto Hermosillo

Jaime Humberto Hermosillo (*1942) is one of the most successful Mexicanfilm-makers of recent years. One of his most popular films was the comedy Homework (1991) which was filmed in a singletake and got a cinema release in Germany.

rated for 0 + years
Two precocious, film-obsessed boys set out for Mexico City to at last experience some adventures of their own and not just on the cinema screen. They are kidnapped by gangsters who then take them along with them on heists as mascots. For the boys, it's like a dream come true -- until the police get involved and force them to betray their kidnappers. So the real-life action film comes to an abrupt end, leaving only those on the silver screen. With its black humour, Matinée is reminiscent of Buñuel and also recalls the adventures stories of Robert Louis Stevenson and Mark Twain.
Orig. Title: Matinée
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Spanish
Section: Mexiko Deluxe
Director: Jaime Humberto Hermosillo
Screenplay: Jaime Humberto Hermosillo
Cast: Héctor Bonilla, Manuel Ojeda, Armando Martín, Rodolfo Chávez, Narciso Busquets
Sprachfassung: OV with English subtitles
Music: Joaquín Gutiérrez Heras
Director of Photography: Jorge Stahl Jr.
Production Design: Agustín Ituarte
Editor: Rafael Ceballos
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales:
Production: Cconacite I, Dasa Films


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