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Press Release Criterion Press Release: Victims of Sin (1951) (Blu-ray) (1 Viewer)

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A treasure of Mexico’s cinematic golden age, this deliriously plotted blend of gritty crime film, heart-tugging maternal melodrama, and mambo musical is a dazzling showcase for iconic star Ninón Sevilla. She brings fierce charisma and fiery strength to her role as a rumbera—a female nightclub dancer—who gives up everything to raise an abandoned boy, whom she must protect from his ruthless gangster father. Directed at a dizzying pace by filmmaking titan Emilio Fernández, and shot in stylish chiaroscuro by renowned cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa amid smoky dance halls and atmospherically seedy underworld haunts, Victims of Sin is a ferociously entertaining female-powered noir pulsing with the intoxicating rhythms of some of Latin America’s most legendary musical stars.

FILM INFO​

  • Mexico
  • 1951
  • 84 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.37:1
  • Spanish
  • Spine #1222

    BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES​

    • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • New interview with filmmaker and archivist Viviana Garcia Besné
    • New interview with cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto on the work of Gabriel Figueroa
    • Archival documentary on cine de rumberas, featuring interviews with actor Ninón Sevilla
    • Trailer
    • New English subtitle translation
    • PLUS: An essay by scholar Jacqueline Avila

      New cover by Lauren Tamaki

      June 18, 2024
 
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