El Patrullero

1991

El Patrullero (aka Highway Patrolman) (1991) is the first Mexican feature film by the British director Alex Cox. It was produced by Lorenzo O'Brien, who also wrote the screenplay, and stars Roberto Sosa, Bruno Bichir, Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez and Vanessa Bauche. The cinematography is by Miguel Garzon and the production designer was Cecilia Montiel, who went on to work on The Mask of Zorro as well as on Cox's Alan Smithee film The Winner.

The film tells the story of a young man, Pedro Rojas (Roberto Sosa) starting his career as a Highway Patrolman in the rural north. He refuses to take part in the corruption in the police force, unlike his friend Anibal Guerrero (Bruno Bichir) who quickly starts taking bribes and peddling contraband.

Gradually, Pedro's high principles are eroded by the hardships of his life. Eventually he takes his first bribe. He is shot in the leg, nagged by his father's ghost and beats up the governor's son. His wife Griselda (Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez), tolerates his relationship with a prostitute, Maribel (Vanessa Bauche), provided it doesn't reflect badly on herself and the money keeps coming in. When Anibal is murdered by drug dealers, Pedro's moral sense re-emerges and he takes revenge. The film ends with Pedro resigning from the Highway Patrol, trying to maintain two families.

The musician James Rutledge released his early music under the name Pedro in reference to the film.

Quelle: Wikipedia(englisch)
Kinostart:28.12.1991
weitere Titel:
El Patrullero
El patrullero
Genre:Filmdrama
Herstellungsland:Mexiko
Originalsprache:Spanisch
Regie:Alex Cox
Produzent:Lorenzo O'Brien
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1993
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
NYFCC Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Nominiert
1992
San Sebastián International Film Festival
Silver Seashell
Best Actor
Gewinner
1992
Ariel Awards, Mexico
Silver Ariel
Best Supporting Actor (Mejor Coactuación Masculina)
Nominiert
1992
Ariel Awards, Mexico
Silver Ariel
Best Actor in a Minor Role (Mejor Actor de Cuadro)
Nominiert
1992
Mystfest
Best Film
Nominiert
1992
San Sebastián International Film Festival
Golden Seashell
Nominiert
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