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Angel de Fuego
Angel de Fuego
Actors: Lilia Aragón, Marta Aura, Farnesio de Bernal, Noé Montealegre, Gina Morett
Director: Dana Rotberg
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Special Interests
UR     2003     1hr 35min

In a rundown circus on the outskirts of Mexico City, 13 year-old Alma earns a living as a trapeze artist and fire breather. When her fellow performers find out that she is pregnant, Alma is expelled from the circus. She li...  more »


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Actors: Lilia Aragón, Marta Aura, Farnesio de Bernal, Noé Montealegre, Gina Morett
Director: Dana Rotberg
Creators: Toni Kuhn, Dana Rotberg, Sigfrido Barjau, Jorge Ramírez Suárez, Leon Constantiner, Tita Lombardo
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Special Interests
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Religion, Religion & Spirituality
Studio: Desert Mountain
Format: DVD - Color - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/07/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/1992
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1992
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Spanish
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Somewhat disturbing
lecudedag | NSW Australia | 02/27/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"A young teen lives and works in a circus, as a high-wire trapeeze artiste/fire-eater. She is extra close to her father, so close that she becomes pregnant to him.He dies, and she is forced to either give up the circus, or her unborn. She chooses to go onto the streets. There she meets a woman who travels about healing people and acting as some sort of voice for God.Then the film gets weird!"
Not bad just not good.
Jesse S. Walker | Huntington, WV USA | 03/24/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"On the cover of this movie it says "One of the 100 best Mexican movies of all time". I certainly don't agree. It's not that it's a bad movie it's just not good. But then if you sit through the first 20 minutes you know this. I'm all for character development, but develop the character, don't just linger over images of them. Throughout this movie my fiancee got up regularly, left the room and came back to discover that nothing had happened in the interim. There are many shots of nudity, some of it even seeming a bit gratuitous. If you're offended by this don't bother as they are sprinkled throughout the movie. But then if you're bothered by that sort of thing why are you watching a movie that starts out with incest?

The only extra the DVD has is filmographies for the three main characters and the director. Also the translation on this disc is way off in some spots ("Senor" does not translate to "God", "know" and "now" are different in English, Etc.)."
Bruja | Seattle and San Francisco | 03/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an incredible movie. It's common to run away with the circus not from it. Without giving away the plot, I'd like to say this movie is absolutely haunting. Other reviewers who think it weird have no artistic vision. See it!"