An Epic of Losers: Arturo Ripstein's Profundo Carmesí and the Deconstruction of Mexico's Post-Revolutionary Discourses

Jacovkis, Natalia
April 2010
Confluencia;Spring2010, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p147
Academic Journal
The article presents criticism on the motion picture "Profundo Carmesí," directed by Arturo Ripstein. It presents a reading of the film in light of the genre of classical Mexican melodrama films of the Golden Age Period of film-making. The plot of the film, which is a remake of the motion picture "The Honeymoon Killers," based on a true story of murderers Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez, is explored. Various themes are discussed, including illusion, abandonment of children, and deception.


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