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)
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.