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Los Caifanes (aka The Outsiders) (15*)

Nightlife: Ourselves, Our Spaces on Film

man and woman leaning against a wall at night

A chance meeting leads to an all-night tour through Mexico City’s nightlife in this cult classic; one of Guillermo del Toro's favourite films.

Leaving a swanky party, affluent couple Jaime and Paloma take refuge from the rain in what they think is an abandoned car. Little do they know they’ve stumbled upon a set of wheels owned by Captain Gato and his gang, Los Caifanes, who invite the pair out to party with them.

And so begins a tour of the working-class nightlife of the Mexican capital, from cabarets to bars to outdoors taco joints – a night of drinking and dancing that leaves an indelible impression on the wealthy duo.

Mexico 1967 Dir Juan Ibáñez 95 min Digital presentation
Film courtesy of Cinematográfica Filmex, DCP courtesy of Cineteca Nacional de México


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Screen Notes: Nightlife

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