A Sweet Scent of Death

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

This is a slick and pacy, but - in both senses of the word - terribly Americanised thriller. The murder of a teenage nymphet in a Mexican village leads to widespread paranoia, machismo, cover-up and the threat of imprisonment of execution for the innocent teenager who fancied her. It's a tale of sex, violence, corruption and clichés, complete with bluesy guitar track, backlit lighting, hammy acting and a not very interesting denouement. But Alterio is dependable as ever as the ambiguous, ageing sheriff, and it all passes by innocuously and amiably enough.


Release details

98 mins

Cast and crew

Gabriel Retes
Guillermo Arriaga
Karra Elejalde
Ana Alvarez
Diego Luna
Héctor Alterio
Laila Saab
Ignacio Retes
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