Nominated for the Best Foreign Langage Film Academy Award, AMORES PERROS features three stories that converge and the characters are catapulted into dramatic and unforeseen circumstances in the wake of a terrible car crash. From Mexico City's mean streets to its posh high-rises, no one is exempt from destiny.
A very varied group of people are in a precarious situation aboard a plane flying to Mexico City. A technical failure (a kind of justifiable negligence, even though it sounds contradictory, but that's what human actions are) has endangered the lives of the passengers on Peninsula Flight 2549. The pilots, hardened, experienced professionals are striving, along with their colleagues in the Control Center, to find a solution. The flight attendants and the chief steward are atypical, baroque characters who, in the face of danger, try to forget their own personal problems and devote themselves body and soul to the task of making the flight as enjoyable as possible for the passengers, while they wait for a solution. Life in the clouds is as complicated as it is at ground level, and for the same reasons, which could be summarized in two: sex and death. The travelers in Business Class consist of a pair of newlyweds, partygoers, worn out by their wedding celebration; a financier and embezzler; unscrupulous in business but also a father afflicted by his daughter's estrangement; an inveterate Don Juan with an uneasy conscience who is trying to say goodbye to one of his women (girlfriends); a rural psychic; a queen of the gossip magazines and a Mexican with an important secret. Each of them has a project in Mexico City, either to work or to escape. They all have some kind of secret, not just the Mexican. Their defenselessness in the face of danger provokes a general catharsis among the passengers and the crew, and this ends up becoming the best way to escape from the idea of death. This catharsis, developed in the tone of a riotous, moral comedy, fills the time with sensational confessions that help them forget the anguish of the moment.
Chaos ensues during a TV network's New Year's Eve special. The hosts are bickering, a crane wipes out an extra, a pop star is duped by a semen-thief, and a lengendary divo is stalked by an armed & angry failed songwriter.
Tum is a secretary in a finance company. The ailing economy forces the company to layoff some of its staff, and Tum happens to be one of them. The morning after, Tum, still shocked and depressed, finds a box of instant noodles in front of her apartment. Out of curiosity, she takes the box inside and finds out it is full of banknotes. But before she can decide what to do with it, there is a knock on her door. Follow interlink stories all incredibly crazier than the others, where are mixed accidental murders, escape, love, revenge, other strange coincidences. Just like in a movie…
Almodovar's first film is a slice of life in Madrid during the punk era and not one for the squeamish. The plot follows the wild adventures of three friends: Pepi, an independent modern woman; Luci, a mousy, masochistic housewife; and Bom, a lesbian punk rock singer.
It all begins when Lucía loses her husband... literally. While using the bathroom in a Mexico City airport, he simply vanishes into thin air, stranding her with tickets to a Brazilian vacation they'll never go on together. So what in the world happened to Ramón? This question kicks off a dangerous, humorous, and unexpectedly romantic adventure for Lucía as she turns into an amateur detective following her husband's unsettling trail. The deeper Lucía digs into her spouse's secrets, the more she wonders about who he was. The more Lucía tries to find Ramón in Mexico's chaotic underworld, however, the more she begins to find herself... and a newly unleashed desire to remake herself into someone different.
When the fun of double dating begins to grow old, Richard and Bettina share a dirty little secret with their friends Diego and Emilia. They live a double life as swingers and would love to share this practice with them. In this hilarious erotic comedy, two couples explore their sexual boundaries while juggling their everyday lives with kids and soccer practice.
Lila, a grieving mother whose son was killed in a drive-by shooting, attends a support group where she meets Eve, who has also lost her daughter to street violence. When the police prove incapable of bringing those responsible to justice, Lila and Eve team up as vigilantes and take matters into their own hands.
Awakening from an alcohol black out, Teddy has beaten his wife. Her brother humiliated not being able to defend her, hires an ex-con to kill Teddy. Setting forth a sequence of shocking events, redemption, revenge, forgiveness, and inhumanity interweave.
Mitch (Norm MacDonald) and same have to come up with $50,000 and fast! The only problem is that neither of them can hold down a job. Mitch finds a way to make money by exploiting the only talent that the two have, by opening a "Revenge for Hire" business.
Considered "lucky" after he survives a plane crash, a bank thief is recruited into an underground gambling ring where death and luck intermingle. This critically acclaimed thriller ventures into the world of those blessed with fortune and the gamblers who bet high stakes just to feel the rush of fate's hand. Who will chance smile on this time? Who will have the odds in their favor? Max Von Sydow (THE EXORCIST, MINORITY REPORT) stars as the ringleader who has the power to steal other people's luck and will stop at nothing to do it!