Alonso Ruizpalacios
Mexico 2017
127 min

On Christmas 1985 the so-called “robbery of the century” took place in Mexico: 143 archaeological pieces were stolen from the Museum of Anthropology and History. The offcial rhetoric, unable to justify the crime, presumed an anti-nationalist background in the act and even blamed an unknown high-order international crime network. In the end it was discovered that the theft was perpetuated by two veterinarian students, whose real motive, beyond the theft itself, never became known.

This works for Alonso Ruizpalacios; he films a “replica of the original” on 35mm, in which he tells us the adventures and misfortunes of a couple of middle class youth: about the intelligent but disoriented Juan and his henchman, the innocent and malleable Benjamin. These two misdirected youngsters are inhabitants of Ciudad Satélite, the urban representation of modernity that never reached Mexican lands. They end up entering a narrative that moves from family portrait to road trip to film noir to coming-of-age. In MUSEO, these genres allow Ruizpalacios to speak with eloquence and lightness about the topic of youth and the inherent confrontations with the harsh social, familiar and historical reality. (Pedro Segura Bernal)

  • Gael García Bernal - Juan Nuñez
  • Leonardo Ortizgris - Benjamin Wilson
  • Alfredo Castro - Dr. Nuñez
  • Lisa Owen - Sra. Nuñez
  • Bernardo Velasco - Bosco
  • Ilse Salas - Silvia
  • Leticia Bredice - Sherezada
  • Simon Russell Beale - Frank Graves
  • Alonso Ruizpalacios
  • Manuel Alcalá
  • Damián García
  • Javier Umpiérrez
  • Yibrán Asuad
  • Tomás Barreiro
  • Sandra Cabriada
  • Malena de La Riva
Panorama Entertainment, YouTube Originals, Detalle Films, Ring Cine, Distant Horizon, Serendipity Point Films


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