Mala Noche

Mala Noche

Bad Night

DVD - 1985
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The French call it amour fou. Van Sant called it "Death in Venice on Skid Row." Based on an autobiographical story by maverick writer Walt Curtis, set in the seamy backstreets of Portland, Oregon, the film is about Walt, Johnny, and Pepper. Walt is a liquor-store clerk and aspiring writer, Johnny and Pepper are illegal Mexican immigrants. Walt pines for Johnny, who keeps him at arm's length, while Pepper eventually proves not so picky. Walt is a kind of low-rent sugar daddy for the boys, who have come for the American dream. Walt gets more trouble than he bargained for, just one consequence of trying to make pets of creatures that bite.
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c1985, 2007.
Edition: Fullscreen ed.
ISBN: 9781934121917
1934121916
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (78 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Logos/Opening credits
Johnny
Roberto
From Mexico
"No visitors!"
"M?s lento"
"Poor boys never win"
Ten-dollar camera
Running from the law
Car ride
Just another fantasy
Left behind
Few extra dollars
Fever dreams
Any work?
"Certain aggressive acts"
Driving lesson
No imagination
"El loco Papas"
Johnny's return
End credits
Color bars.
Summary: The French call it amour fou. Van Sant called it "Death in Venice on Skid Row." Based on an autobiographical story by maverick writer Walt Curtis, set in the seamy backstreets of Portland, Oregon, the film is about Walt, Johnny, and Pepper. Walt is a liquor-store clerk and aspiring writer, Johnny and Pepper are illegal Mexican immigrants. Walt pines for Johnny, who keeps him at arm's length, while Pepper eventually proves not so picky. Walt is a kind of low-rent sugar daddy for the boys, who have come for the American dream. Walt gets more trouble than he bargained for, just one consequence of trying to make pets of creatures that bite.
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jmmason Jan 13, 2012

This is a lot more honest than the one with Keanu Reeves.

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