Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Against a background of war breaking out in Europe and the Mexican fiesta Day of Death, we are taken through one day in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a British consul living in alcoholic disrepair and obscurity in a small southern Mexican town in 1939. The Consul's self-destructive behaviour, perhaps a metaphor for a menaced civilization, is a source of perplexity and sadness to his nomadic, idealistic half-brother, Hugh, and his ex-wife, Yvonne, who has returned with hopes of healing Geoffrey and their broken marriage.
atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, serious, reflective, dark humor, realistic, enigmatic, road movie, bleak ...
dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, drinking, depression, adultery, human nature, wilderness, adaptation, introspection, relationships, male nudity, runaway, greed, loneliness, addiction, death, nudity (topless - notable), couple relations, existentialism, drugs, crime gone awry, estrangement, brutality, redemption, literature ...
20th century, 30s, 1930s
mexico, latin america