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Déficit | Deficit
Gael García Bernal

Mexico, Drama, 2007           
79 min, 35mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Regal Metropolitan 10
Friday, April 18, 7 PM
Regal Metropolitan 14
Monday, April 21, 6 PM

Mature audiences

Boy eating meal

Déficit, the first feature from director Gael García Bernal, follows Cristóbal, the son of a corrupt politician.  He is a twenty-something, over-privileged snob, and an opportunist.   When his father is forced to flee Mexico to escape corruption charges, Cristóbal exploits the situation by arranging a huge party at his parents’ country house.  On arrival he finds his sister, her hippy friends, and the family who live and work there as groundskeepers.  What follows is a clash of ego, class and politics, as the glaring schisms in Mexico’s social structure are laid bare over the course of one chaotic night of excess and indulgence.

Gael García Bernal has dedicated most of his life to acting.  He began his career in Guadalajara, where he worked in theatre, short films and telenovelas before starring in Amores Perros in 2000, the film that propelled him to celebrity.  In 2005, he founded the production company “Canana” with Pablo Cruz and Diego Luna, who co-starred with García Bernal in Y tu mamá también.
Producers: Pablo Cruz, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna           
Production Company: Canana Films           
Screenwriter: Kyzza Terrazas           
Cinematographer: Eugenio Polgovsky           
Editor: Alex Rodríguez           
Music by: Lynn Fainchtein           
Cast: Gael García Bernal, Fermín Martínez, Tenoch Huerta Mejía, Giovanna Zacarías, Dagoberto Gama, Fernanda Valderrama, Camila Sodi, Juan Pablo Medina, César Braga

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