Amores Perros (2000) speaks to an international audience while never oversimplifying its local culture. This study of this film opens up that culture, revealing the film’s relationship to television soap operas, pop music and contemporary debates about what it means to be Mexican….
Arriaga’s screenplay is an emotional story of lives that collide in a Mexico City car crash. Octavio the teenage owner of Cofi the dog, enters Cofi into fighting contests, hoping to win enough money to elope with Susana. A near-fatal injury to Cofi leads to a reckless car chase that ends violently….