Monday, July 16, 2012


Mexico 1976

Details imdb

Seen 15 July 2012

Ratings from other sources
IMDB 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience  68% want to see it

My ratings 6.0/10
A group of employees from a university are mistaken for enemies of the people and get beaten up by the townspeople. This film is based on a real life event and looks at what influenced the people's behaviour.

My impressions:

It seems incomprehensible
That religion and base instincts
Becomes such a potent force

The priest, the administration
The culture
All in cahoots

The people
Innocent or cowed
Lambs to the slaughter

Those willing to go against the norm
Face the majority
Not given the benefit of the day
Virtually no chance of success

The perpetrators would
Never admit to their deeds
As it was a mob that took to the streets
They had the advantage in numbers
The power that wielded and
Struck the final blow

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