The devil himself is embodied in the image of a fatal and dangerous girl – Perdita Durango. Durango in the language of the Indians is “cocky”. Evil attracts evil, and Perdita finds a partner – Romeo Dolorosa, a real gangster and maniac, driven by animal instincts.
Their lives are car and helicopter chases, fights and shootings, drugs, bloody love and voodoo magic. They are being hunted by the FBI, police and gangsters.
What they are planning and what they can achieve together, one can only guess, but they are able to meet the most unthinkable expectations.
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Spanish filmmaker Alex de La Iglesia (literally ‘Alex from the Church’) lives up to his last name. His “born killers” lack a petty-bourgeois family basis, his “Bonnie and Clyde” does not make sense in opposition to policing structures. And just a cheeky cynical thief Perdita Durango meets his Romeo in the person of a drug dealer and bank robber, who also profits from the fact that he plays the role of a shaman at the magical Sabbaths of Santeria. Santeria is a syncretic cult that combines Catholicism with the polytheism of Yoruba Negroes. Everything that Javier Bardem talks about the Aztecs, his cards a la Tarot are a demonstration of his ignorance and phrasemongering, because Santeria is based on the identification of Catholic saints (santos) and the gods brought to Spanish America by African slaves. Therefore, Perdita and Romeo’s main thrust is right: they will have the proper effect if they kill and publicly eat a white man. And since Perdita and Romeo are obsessed not only by a morbid tendency to violence, but also by erotomania, they kidnap a couple of pale-faced naive teenagers, a barbie-like bitch and her politically correct gentleman. At the same time, Romeo, owing to one powerful criminal leader, undertakes to fulfill the task of a much more powerful figure and to drive a truck with embryos to the United States for the needs of the cosmetics industry.
The intrigue is immersed in it by the relevant circumstances of the absurd black comedy: at the most important moment, the characters are constantly hit by a car rushing at full speed, cans of babies fly to the asphalt, all the proper stamps are in place, like the old slutty sheriff and clairvoyant grandmother in the Caribbean, and in the fight against drug trafficking, Dumas comes out with bruises and limping from all the cruel alterations in order to overtake the hated Romeo – who, by the way, dreams of such an end in the spirit of his mortal beliefs. The director does not spare the feelings of the viewer, weaving into this business also a vigorous melodrama, the heroes of which are Romeo’s cousin, Perdita and, of course, Romeo himself, who will bleed to death, but not quite as dreamed of.
The film is superbly sustained in a caricatured macabre coloring and resembles the works of Tarantino and Rodriguez just enough so that Latin-Spanish cinema does not get confused with American.
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)