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Cronicas (2004)

Cronicas (2004)

Released: 2004
Genre: Crime, Drama, Genre, Thriller
Director: Sebastián Cordero
Starring: Leonor Watling, Alfred Molina, John Leguizamo, ,
Run time: 108 min
IMDb: 6.8/10
Country: Mexico
Views: 108229

Synopsis

Storyline:
When the star of a sensationalistic Miami news show travels to the Ecuadorian coastal village of Babahoyo to cover the story of a serial killer who hunts children, his personal ambition gets out of hand, and his pursuit of a moment of glory carries tragic consequences.
Written by
Juan Tovar & Mandy Goldberg
User Reviews: This film is one of the more important films of this age, especially for countries such as the United States where new stations such as Fox News dominate the airwaves. I am very surprised that a film with stars such as John Leguizamo giving great performances, and the support of Alfred Molina, that this film isn’t receiving wide distribution in the United States.

The film exposes the fringes of Ecuador by setting the story in one of the country’s poorest areas, the province of Los Rios in its filthy capital Babahoyo. Against this backdrop we see a group of journalists from a Mexican news station known for its program "Una Hora con la Verdad (An Hour with the Truth)" confront some of the harsh realities present in these areas. In their efforts to expose the life in los Rios, they learn how little they actually know about the people there and how difficult it can be to provide the Truth for their viewers.

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