A Sweet Scent of Death (1999)

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Early morning in the oat fields of Carranco, Ramón runs into the dead body of his secret teenage love Adela. After he covers her naked body with his shirt, the gossip in town is that ... See full summary »


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5 December 2004 | el_chivo
A disgrace
This movie is basically a tele-novelization of Guillermo Arriaga's book "Un Dulce Olor a Muerte" (English translation available in the UK), and a movie which the author (also screenwriter of Amores Perros and 21 Grams) has rightly disavowed. Its poor acting and unauthentic portrayal of rural Mexico are a disgrace to Arriaga's novel. The makers of this movie failed to recognize ALL of the important literary themes in Arriaga's book - namely the visceral response and repulsion of death, and the impossible dead end/catch-22 of postmodern existence - themes which Arriaga continued to examine in Amores Perros and 21 Grams.

Please promise me that you will never see this movie and instead will do the following:

A) read the novel or B) go and watch Amores Perros

but preferably

C) do both.

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Genres

Drama | Mystery

Details

Release Date:

24 September 1999

Language

Spanish


Country of Origin

Mexico, Argentina, Spain

Filming Locations

Carranco, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

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