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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Emilio Echevarria
Gael Garcia Bernal
Goya Toledo
Vanessa Bauche
Directors
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Screenwriters
Guillermo Arriaga
Guillermo Arriaga Jordan
Running Time
154 minutes

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The film Pulp Fiction might have been if Quentin Tarantino were as interested in people as movies


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Plot
A car crash brings three people together: Octavio, who's been entering his dog in fights to raise funds to run off with his sister-in-law; Valeria, who struggles to recover from her injuries as her beloved dog is lost under the floor of a new flat; and El Chivo, a hobo hitman who prefers the company of dogs to people.


Verdict
Brilliantly directed, written, photographed and acted, this is first-rate filmmaking, horrific and tender, raw and lyrical. Trust us, you need to see this.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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