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Title Midaq alley [electronic resource] / director, Jorge Fons.

Publication Info. [United States] : Film Movement Classics, 1995.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 140 min.)) : sd., col.
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Credits Directed by Jorge Fons.
Cast Ernesto Gomez Cruz, Maria Rojo, Salma Hayek, Bruno Bichir, Delia Casanova, Margarita Sanz.
Summary From the novel by Nobel Prize laureate Naguib Mahfouz, Midaq Alley explores intersecting lives in Mexico City. Cantina owner Rutilio (Ernesto G̤mez Cruz) gives in to latent homosexual desires. His son, Chava (Juan Manuel Bernal), yearns to immigrate to America, while spinster Susanita (Margarita Sanz) dreams of a husband. Finally, Abel (Bruno Bichir) is a poor barber whose romance with the innocent beauty Alma (Salma Hayek) tragically ends after she is coerced into a life of debauchery.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Maḥfūẓ, Najīb, 1911-2006 -- Film adaptations.
City dwellers -- Mexico -- Drama.
Neighbors -- Mexico -- Mexico City -- Drama.
Interpersonal relations -- Mexico -- Mexico City -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Mexico -- Mexico City -- Drama.
Husband and wife -- Mexico -- Mexico City -- Drama.
Gay men -- Mexico -- Mexico City -- Drama.
Prostitutes -- Mexico -- Mexico City -- Drama.
Mexico City (Mexico) -- Social conditions -- 1970- -- Drama.
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Fons, Jorge, film director.
Gómez Cruz, Ernesto, actor.
Rojo, Maria, actor.
Hayek, Salma, 1966- actor.
Bichir, Bruno, actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Maḥfūẓ, Najīb, 1911-2006. Zuqāq al-Midaqq.
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Standard No. 859686006772 (hoopla video recording)
Music No. MWT12234273

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