Perdita Durango (1997)

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Avg Rating: 3.8 / 5. Voted: 12

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AKA: Dance with the Devil
Directed by: Alex de la Iglesia
Starring: Rosie Perez (Perdita Durango), Javier Bardem (Romeo), Harley Cross (Dwayne), Aimee Graham (Estelle), James Gandolfini (Agent Woody), Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (Adolfo), Demian Bichir (Catalina), Alex Cox (Doyle), Carlos Bardem (Reggie)
Country: Mexico, Spain, USA
Language: English, Spanish (Eng Subs)
Runtime: 02:09:42
Genres: Occult, Rape-Men, Rape-Women

Plot – Spoilers:
Perdita Durango hooks up with Romeo on the Mexico-US border because she’s mostly got nothing else to do, and also because he’s a criminal and an occultist, which she finds amusing. Perdita suggests that they kill an American for the heck of it. They eventually settle on a young couple whom they lug along on their travails involving guns, gangsters and occult ceremonies.

Sometimes, the film plays out like an ordinary homage to Tarantino, but other times makes up with its eccentricities and interestingly funny characters like Adolfo (played by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins) and the perennially mumbling Doyle.

5 thoughts on “Perdita Durango (1997)

  • September 30, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Good crazy action stuff, def a nod to Tarantino/Rodriguez, but Rosie makes me stiff on her worst day. She’s worth the look.

  • October 1, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Haven’t seen this one before cus I heard was pretty average and after watching it, just got that confirmed. Shame because is the only movie on this site from one of my favorite Spanish directors. So if you want to see some really great and weird movies from Alex de la Iglesia, those are my recommendations:
    The Last Circus
    The Bar
    The Day of the Beast
    Those are much, mush better than this one.. enjoy!

    • October 2, 2021 at 5:25 am

      Cool, thanks for the info. I liked the style of this movie and will definetly be looking up some of thers that you recommended

  • October 2, 2021 at 5:27 am

    I found this movie to be pretty entertaining. Thanks EUM for another enjoyable evening in front of a screen.

  • October 3, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    One of my new all time favs! Was effed up, funny, and cool all in one movie – a rare combo to pull off.


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