Sexo, pudor y lágrimas

Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (Sex, Shame, and Tears) is a Mexican film, the second of the so-called New Era of the Cinema of Mexico (the first one was Like Water for Chocolate) and the directorial debut of Antonio Serrano.

Sex, Shame, and Tears
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Promotional poster for Sexo, pudor y lágrimas
Directed byAntonio Serrano
Written byAntonio Serrano
Produced byMatthias Ehrenberg
Christian Valdelièvre
Titán Producciones
Argos Cine
Tabasco Films
IMCINE
StarringDemián Bichir
Susana Zabaleta
Jorge Salinas
Cecilia Suárez
Víctor Huggo Martin
Mónica Dionne
Music byAleks Syntek
Distributed byLolafilms (Spain)
20th Century Fox (US and Argentina)
Release dates
  • June 18, 1999 (1999-06-18) (Mexico)
  • October 1, 1999 (1999-10-01) (US)
Running time
109 minutes
CountryMexico
LanguageSpanish

The film is based on the successful play of the same name, which ran for two consecutive years and was written by Serrano himself. After the film was released it broke box-office records in Mexico (MX$118 million, roughly US$10.9 million), it was shown for more than twenty-seven weeks, and was seen by more than eight million people in Mexico alone.[1] The film won five Ariel Awards.

As of December 2018, Sexo, pudor y lágrimas still held the record as Mexico's highest-grossing film of all time.[2]

PlotEdit

Tomás returns to Mexico after a seven-year trip around the world to visit his friends Carlos and Ana, a couple going through relationship problems. Ana is seduced by Tomás, who is also her ex-boyfriend, which causes Carlos to kick Tomás out of their home. Although instead of Tomás leaving, Ana leaves and moves across the street to the apartment of their friends Miguel and Andrea, another couple going through problems. The situation becomes a battle of the sexes when Miguel is kicked-out for cheating on Andrea and sent to live with the "guys" across the street and María, their friend, joins the "girls" in a boycott against all men. Tomas then has a fling with Andrea and gets caught in the act. After seeing the emptiness of his life, punctuated with him making a scene at a local nightclub, Tomas declares his love for Ana before apparently committing suicide by walking into an elevator shaft.

Alternate endingsEdit

In the Region 4 DVD version, several alternate final scenes are explored, including Tomas surviving the fall and emerging in a full body cast.

CastEdit

SequelEdit

The sequel, Sexo, Pudor y Lágrimas 2 was released on February 4, 2022 on HBO Max. All the cast from the first film reprise their roles except for Demián Bichir. However, Bichir appears in photographs and flashbacks.[3][4]

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sexo, pudor y lgrimas" (in Spanish). cineismo.com.
  2. ^ Mancilla, Alejandro. "Cecilia Suárez's Glory Days". American Way. Vol. December 2018 / January 2019. Archived from the original on 2020-04-11. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  3. ^ "Sex, Shame and Tears 2 on IMDB". IMDb.
  4. ^ "Sex, Shame and Tears 2 on HBO Max". HBO Max.

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