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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Icarus Films
  • DVD Release Date: September 18, 2012
  • Run Time: 72 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008KUF1ME
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #168,986 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Martin, the night watchman, arrives with the setting sun in his rumbling blue Chevrolet. The cemetery mascots, EI Negro y La Negra, chase his truck down the road and greet him with wagging tails. The sound of construction fades away as the daytime workers leave and Martin is left alone, looking out over the skyline of mausoleums where Mexico's most notorious drug lords lie at rest. Crosses and steel construction bars pierce the purple and pink sky. As night descends luxurious cars fill the dirt roads. Mercedes, a sexy young widow, arrives with her little girl in a pristine white Audi. A portrait of her husband, a corrupt policeman holding a machine gun, watches over them as they sweep and mop the shiny marble floors. The coconut vendor's radio blasts a gory list of the day's murders: "Culiac n has become a war zone." The buzz of cicadas fills the air with anticipation. Through Martin's vigilant eyes we watch time pass in this place where time stands still.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Gordon TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 12, 2013
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A portrait of a cemetery in Mexico, being quickly filled by the young victims of Mexico's drug wars on both
the police and gangster side.

Beautifully shot, and told completely observationally (there are a few lines of narration from the night watchman
of the cemetery, the titular figure). Mostly there are just the images of the cemetery, its workers and visitors,
and the endless, horrific news reports on radio and TV of more and more killings.

It took me a while to settle into this. At first its seeming lack of focus or 'plot' making it slow going. But there was a powerful
accumulative effect, so by the end it's a deeply sad and disturbing piece about the loss of a generation, and a country caught in what
amounts to a civil war. As we see a woman (wife?) of a slain policeman return day after day to wash his elaborate tomb, or hear the screams of
loss from a mother in the distance as we watch workmen create more and more concrete graves we are taken inside a desperate way of life that
is almost unimaginable to those of us lucky enough to live safe, middle-class lives.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Thomson on January 1, 2013
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Somebody has to perform this gruesome task. Business is unfortunately booming. More bodies are delivered to the mortuary on the daily basis. Some are only teenagers. This documentary will grab you.
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