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Herod's Law (La Ley de Herodes)
Herod's Law
La Ley de Herodes
Actors: Damian Alcazar, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Delia Casanova, Juan Carlos Colombo, Alex Cox
Director: Luis Estrada
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2004     2hr 0min

Mexico, 1949. The fable of a janitor turned mayor on a little town lost in the Mexican desert, who gradually realizes how far his new acquainted power and corruption can get him. After the corrupt former mayor is killed by...  more »


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Actors: Damian Alcazar, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Delia Casanova, Juan Carlos Colombo, Alex Cox
Director: Luis Estrada
Creators: Norman Christianson, Sandra Solares, Fernando Javier León Rodríguez, Jaime Sampietro, Vicente Leñero
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/03/2004
Original Release Date: 01/01/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2003
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Movie Reviews

Very Funny Political Satire
K. Hooker | Dallas, Texas USA | 12/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This very funny movie satirizes the PRI party of Mexico, political corruption, and human nature. After the townspeople of a tiny, isolated, extremely poor Mexican town rise up against their corrupt mayor, the ruling party names a minor political functionary, selected for his stupidity, to preside over (and avoid trouble in) the town pending the selection of candidates for the next election. What ensues in illustration of the maxim that power corrupts is both hilarious and appalling. With amazing location shots that take you to the poorest regions of Mexico, where residents may not even speak Spanish, memorable characters (including an American), and a wonderful mambo orchestra score, this movie is definitely recommended."
This Movie Made Me Laugh Loudly
B. J Wilson | San Diego, CA USA | 08/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am very pleased to see La Ley de Herodes with subtitulos. I have wanted to share it with friends who live here near the border [San Diego] but don't speak Spanish well enough to get some of the humor. This is a great piece of political satire. I am sorry it didn't have broader distribution in the US. It is really a remarkable movie, not often does one see film that is this viscious about the powers that be come out of Mexico. It is a part of the rebirth of Mexican cinema that is so enjoyable."
Very provocative!
TED | USA | 02/02/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This film lends a surprisingly accurate (albeit quite satiric) perspective on the state of Mexico's political culture."
Muy Bueno
Dark Horse | Fl USA | 10/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Excellent movie, not only accurate of Mexico's political culture but not far from the US's either. Funny dark satire, you won't regret buying this one."