El Carnaval de Sodoma (Crazy Carnival)
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El Carnaval de Sodoma (Crazy Carnival)
In this black comedy, master Mexican director Arturo Ripstein (The Holy Office, Deep Crimson) presents another of his trademark looks at the twin forces of absurdity and pathos. Based on a novel by Pedro Antonio Valdez, the film weaves five episodic tales centered around a decrepit Mexican brothel run by a Chinese immigrant, Chang (Samuel Gallegos), and protested nightly by a Christian group who hopes to shut it down. Among the cast of characters who populate this modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah are Chang's long-suffering wife, an eccentric stable of hookers, and an especially seedy roster… More

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"The film doesn't cover any new terrain for Ripstein -- which some may complain about - but its terrain that he knows well."
‑ Beth Accomando, KPBS.org
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