City of Promises

| April 16, 2013

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City of Promises

When one credulous young country boy with lofty plans leaves his Mexican rural life for the promise and riches of the ‘big city’, will it live up to its reputation?
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“They call this the city of promise, Arturo but it is a city of promises and very few of those
promises are true.”

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Passionate music, latin dancers, compulsive romancers. Smoke filled rooms and bottles of rum. One lover lost, two others will come. Mexico City in the 1940s is at its freewheeling best.
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Vivid imagination texture history to capture the drama of this golden era. Cadillac cars and splendid avenues. There’s a US ambassador, the president, real life film and music stars. Diego Rivera, Frida, Cole Porter, too. Stately residences and chic neighborhoods in a city where symbols of affluence contradict sprawling slums and  squalor of central city tenements … and life.
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A complex undercity where the ‘respectable people’ are the mobsters and the forces of greed and political privelege keep it that way.
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“Well my darling one, at least you come looking for me every time there is a new bullet hole in
you.” 
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Young, ambitious Arturo Fuentes is caught in their sights. He didn’t arrive from Veracruz in search of a marginal life.Arturo is here to make promises of “the good life” come true. Problem is, he’s pinned in a battle a common man isn’t allowed to win.
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‘City of Promises’ is a compelling fusion of fact and fiction, telling the story of a place that both touched the hearts and shattered the dreams of millions.

 

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