Set entirely in the city residence of a of a notable, but not ruling-class family of Mexico, this drama explores what happened during a 1968 student uprising, which was brutally suppressed by the government. In the story, the family's two college-aged boys are ardent advocates of change. Despite the vigorous warnings of their parents, the boys have left to attend a street meeting. The family looks out onto the streets as the dramatic events of that time unfold. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi
This is a fantastic movie for two reasons. First, it is a vivid and fairly accurate representation of the events of Oct 2, 1968 in Mexico City. Second, the movie itself is part of a renaissance of Mexican cinema. Unfortunately, for the non-Spanish speakers, this movie has no English subtitles.