Days of grace

Days of grace

Días de gracia

DVD - 2015 | Spanish
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Corruption, kidnapping and vigilante justice fuel this explosive debut by Mexican filmmaker Everardo Gout. Set in Mexico City during the 2002, 2006, and 2010 World Cup tournaments, three lives impacted by kidnappings, intersect.
Ciudad de México. 2002, 2006, 2010. Un policía, un rehén, una esposa. Corrupción, violencia, venganza.Tres destinos se entrelazan durante los treinta días del mundial de fútbol, tiempo santo donde todo vale, donde el mundo entra en un vértigo paralizante mientras la suerte de todos depende de un balón. Tres formas de luchar para sobrevivir. Ovacionada en el Festival de Cannes, premio a Mejor Director en el Festival de Guadalajara y ganadora de 8 premios Ariel, "Días de gracia" película sobrecogedora que te agrra desde el principio y no te suelta.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] : Cinema Libre Studio, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9786316006752
6316006756
Branch Call Number: DVD INTL DAYS OF GR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Alternative Title: Días de gracia

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firefly5
Dec 14, 2015

Not one I like.

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jimg2000
Oct 15, 2015

During three consecutive World Cup tournament plays, nothing seemed to have changed in the underbelly of Mexico City other than the players in drug cartels, corrupted cops, kidnappers and their victims. AKA "Days of Grace," and from NYT's review By A. O. SCOTT APRIL 30, 2015:
“Days of Grace,” the debut feature from Everardo Gout, a Mexican filmmaker with a background in music videos and television commercials, weaves together three stories of violence and corruption in Mexico City. Braided narratives are a way for directors both to show off their chops and to illuminate social issues and complex themes. Mr. Gout combines a slick, kinetic style with a somber ethical sense. His movie is flashy and entertaining, but also earnestly concerned with the collapse of trust and integrity at every level of society.
Though it may take a while to figure out what’s going on, the three plot lines take place during successive World Cups, in 2002, 2006 and 2010. At the center of each is a kidnapping, which produces opportunities for clever sleight-of-hand editing. Mr. Gout and his tremendously talented cinematographer, Luis David Sansans (whose credits include Alfonso Cuarón’s “Y Tu Mama Tambien” and Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo+Juliet”), use different color schemes and aspect ratios to signal where we are in time. The music (by Nick Cave and Atticus Ross, among others) also changes, and soccer fans will be able to identify which high-stakes match is distracting the attention of various criminals, police officers and ordinary citizens.

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JackamoJames
Sep 14, 2015

Well done Mexico. Play very close attention as the movie goes back and forth A LOT through time. If you enjoy Korean crime dramas and such you are sure to enjoy this.

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mexicanadiense
May 24, 2014

A mi esposa no le dio mucha gracia...

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jimg2000
Oct 16, 2015

The Mexican legend:
Captain: You know, I once saw Hugo Sánchez. My brother-in-law introduced me. He does not drink, but that day, we finished a bottle of tequila. Liked me, because he told me something what few people know. ... He never wanted to be soccer player. ... Hugo had some problems. Nothing serious. But was in a bad phase. There was a coach who insisted for he played for his team. But what caught the attention of Hugo was the daughter of the coach, Rosita Quintana. He told me that even remembered that day.
That was very hot. Like here. He did not want to play. But Rosita came to see the match, and thought: "If I score a goal," "Also score with her."

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jimg2000
Oct 16, 2015

Spanglish caption, should be redone for American audience:
Captain: If we catch a big fish, we say it in public. These are days of grace. At the Cup, criminals fall. This, Lupe, is an opportunity. What is legal not always is fair. And vice versa. The people are with you if you win. Here the rules are not meant to nothing. Are good for the referees. This is the error that many officers commit. They think we're referees.
We are players and we have to win whatever the cost. As the Maradona's "Hand of God". This is not called "soccer" called "Football Soccer Federation". It's a team effort.

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jimg2000
Oct 15, 2015

Life is not like you live it but as you told it. The Football World Championship. Holy time, where everything can happen. The whole world seems paralyzed while the fate of somebody... of everybody... in one way or another, depends on one ball. Finish the wait. Thirty days where one risks everything. Lose the track of time. Face your worst enemy, your own team, you people. Your destination depends on a decision. One false move, a look into the void, and it is the end. You hope. Analyze your options. Play with the time, with the nerves of your opponent, and then... in the right moment...
After all, living in Mexico is risking the life every day. Sometimes you win and tell your
history. Sometimes not.

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