Exquisite black-and-white cinematography boldly renders this sordid noir-inspired vision of the corrupt world of gambling and gangsters around Mexico City’s famous Frontón arena. Adapted from a short story by the novelist Luis Spota (In the Palm of Your Hand). Digital Restoration.
Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI
Popular leading actor Pedro Armendáriz plays against type as Marcos, a rising pelota (Mexican ball-sport) champion otherwise known for his rampant womanising. After a young society woman falls pregnant to Marcos, the arrogant athlete becomes embroiled in a blackmail revenge plot involving the Mob.