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Oct 11, 2004

Santitos

Santitos is funny, although it supposedly tells a sad story - of a mother who lost her daughter searching brothels for her missing daughter whom she thinks, has been kidnapped and sold in to prostitution.

The relationship between devout catholic women and the church in Mexico is portrayed as almost homely, like a mother-daughter relationship. The myriads of saints are their friends in need, they serve the same purpose your friend may serve on the other end of the phone listening to your sob story. The film follows the mother, Esperenza on her journey to find her daughter, from an obscure village in Mexico, to Tijuana, to LA and back to same obscurity. Although the premise is serious, the movie is witty, bold and the gritty world around us shot in a lighter vein. Impressive.

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