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Under the Salt (2008)

Bajo la sal (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 17 October 2008 (Mexico)
A series of murders leads commander TRUJILLO to Santa Rosa de la Sal a town close to a salt mine, where he meets VÍCTOR ZEPEDA - a lonely teenager who works in his father funeral home and ... See full summary »

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Mario Muñoz
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Cast

Credited cast:
Humberto Zurita ... Comandante Trujillo
Plutarco Haza ... Prefecto Dominguez
Emilio Guerrero ... Jefe Salazar
Irene Azuela ... Isabel
Ricardo Polanco Ricardo Polanco ... Victor Zepeda
Moisés Arizmendi ... Cabo Montoya (as Moises Arizmendi)
Julio Bracho ... Prof. Magaña
Blanca Guerra ... Guadalupe Calva
Juan Carlos Barreto ... Sr. Zepeda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gaston Peterson Gaston Peterson ... (as Gastón Manuel Peterson)
Damayanti Quintanar ... Brenda
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Storyline

A series of murders leads commander TRUJILLO to Santa Rosa de la Sal a town close to a salt mine, where he meets VÍCTOR ZEPEDA - a lonely teenager who works in his father funeral home and spends his free time making crude animated horror films - who's strange behavior seems to point at him as the culprit of the crimes. Written by Anonymous

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Not Rated

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

17 October 2008 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

O Mistério de La Sal See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,577,437
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The place shown in the movie could be Guerrero Negro. Guerrero Negro was founded in 1957 when Daniel Ludwig built a salt works there to supply the demand of salt in the western United States. The salt mine was established around the Ojo de Liebre coastal lagoon to take advantage of its strong salinity. This company, called Exportadora de Sal, S.A., of C.V. ("Salt Exporters, Inc."), eventually became the greatest salt mine in the world, with a production of seven million tons of salt per year, exported to the main centers of consumption in the Pacific basin, especially Japan, Korea, the United States, Canada, Taiwan and New Zealand. See more »

Connections

References Alucarda (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Cosas infinitas
Written by 'Amori Sepolveda Maldonado', Diego Suarez Pedalva, Marcos Zaval Torres, Jesus Herrera Ojeda and Sebastian Franco Stepanenko
Performed by Bengala
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Very good, entertaining murder mystery in an interesting setting
19 June 2010 | by rlange-3See all my reviews

Good acting, decent plot, an interesting setting in a town that has a huge salt producing factory which plays well as a backdrop. There is a lot of intriguing character development and interaction, including that between the law enforcement characters, the school characters, and at the funeral home. I disagree with reviewers who said that we don't really care about the characters -- I would rate this aspect highly.

I was less impressed by the doll play which struck me as a bit gimmicky but overall the movie was definitely worth seeing as a slightly gruesome horror/mystery. I'm fairly bilingual, and the subtitles were very well done -- often they are not.


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