National Mechanics

National Mechanics (Spanish:Mecánica nacional) is a 1972 Mexican film. It was directed by Luis Alcoriza.[1]

National Mechanics
Directed byLuis Alcoriza
Release date
  • 28 December 1972 (1972-12-28) (Mexico)

Partial castEdit


Ariel AwardsEdit

The Ariel Awards are awarded annually by the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences in Mexico. Mecánica Nacional received five awards out of 10 nominations.[2]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
15th Ariel Awards Mecánica Nacional
(tied with El Castillo de la Pureza and Reed, México Insurgente)
Best Picture Won
Luis Alcoriza Best Direction Won
Lucha Villa Best Actress Won
Héctor Suárez Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Gloria Marín Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Luis Alcoriza Best Original Screenplay Nominated
Best Original Story Won
Carlos Savage Best Editing Won
Manuel Fontanals Best Scenography Nominated


  1. ^ Mora p.120
  2. ^ "XV 1973 — Ganadores y nominados" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas. 1973. Archived from the original on June 16, 2016. Retrieved May 24, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)


  • Mora, Carl J. Mexican Cinema: Reflections of a Society, 1896-2004. McFarland & Co, 2005.

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