Bleak StreetArturo Ripstein + Bleak Street
- Director (s):
- Arturo Ripstein
- Alberto Estrella, Leticia Gómez Rivera, Silvia Pasquel
- Crime, Drama
Appropriating its strange, sad story from a real-life case of accidental homicide.
The 2009 deaths of fraternal wrestlers La Parkita and Espectrito Jr. made headlines all over Mexico. These miniluchadores — little people who function as mascots for their hulking counterparts — were drugged by two women in a Cuauhtémoc hotel. The women only meant to knock out the brothers and take their money, but the doses were misjudged, and the robbery turned into murder.