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


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Actors: Damian Alcazar, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Delia Casanova, Juan Carlos Colombo, Alex Cox
Director: Luis Estrada
Creators: Norman Christianson, Luis Estrada, Sandra Solares, Fernando Javier León Rodríguez, Jaime Sampietro, Vicente Leñero
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/03/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: Spanish
Subtitles: English
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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."
Octavio Paz Didn't Explain it All
Alvaro E. Guzman | 03/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this movie originally in Mexico where I lived for years. It had been banned for some time. This movie goes far beyond politics and gives an extremely good insight into the mentality of a national psycosis. There are a good part of the society that does not view the world as such but generally one must be aware and cautious in dealing in Buisness, personal relationships and many other sociological interactions. To many one who takes advantage of another person is considered clever (this is good) and the blame lies on those who allow themselves to be taken advantage of. This is the only country in Latin America where Hijo de la chin#%$#@ is the worst insult. The realization of this among many in Mexico has made them question whether not only how this attitude has affected their politics but also their commercial and personal relationships."
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."
Great insight into Mexican politics - and perhaps Latinameri
Alvaro E. Guzman | Texas | 04/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a movie that illustrates very well the way Mexican politics were handled for so many years by the ruling party (PRI), unfortunately some of it still remains, if not all.
I own the Spanish VHS version and to me it was hilarious while at the same time very realistic.
A word of warning: if you are not Mexican or at least from other latinamerican country, you might not get all the jokes, or reasoning behind some actions. You have to be familiar with the culture. Then again, if you buy it, you may watch it again, perhaps in the company of a hispanic friend.I really recommend it both as a comedy, and as a "general culture" must-have.
As a bonus, you will learn several Spanish bad words, should you want to impress your friends!"