2000 • R • Drama, Crimes & Thrillers, International
Lives collide in a Mexico City car crash.
WHY WE PICKED IT: '21 Grams' director Alejandro González Iñárritu made his feature debut with this slick, savage story examining the true meaning of loyalty.
A fateful car crash connects three Mexico City stories in this inventively structured triptych whose title roughly translates to “Love’s a Bitch"""": Octavio, a man in love with his brother's pregnant wife; Valeria, a model whose married lover leaves his family to be with her, only to lose a leg in an accident the day they move in together; and El Chivo, a vagrant who sidelines as a paid killer.
DIRECTOR: Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST: Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo""
NOMINATIONS: Best Foreign Language Film - Mexico - Academy Awards® 2001, Best Foreign Language Film - Mexico - Golden Globes® 2001