April 28, 2011
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1.-Chance Abner Benaim – Panama, Mexico – 90 mins
The luck of the self-absorbed upper-class Gonzalez-Dubois family, is about to change. In this the raucous revenge comedy, Fernando’s a hard-charging politician promising to be “a man of the people” if elected, has secretly burned through the family fortune of shopaholic wife Gloria. Their twin teenage girls are pampered tramps, and their son, Daniel, is more or less being raised by long-suffering maids Paquita and Toña. When the family tries to leave for a Miami shopping spree despite being seven weeks behind on wages, the help revolts and takes everyone hostage. Class conflict is a hot button issue in Panama as elsewhere, and genuinely edgy social comedy is a tricky thing. (In Spanish and English with English subtitles).
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