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Bad Actor

Bad Actor

Bad Actor

Dir. Jorge Cuchí
129 min

It’s the dream of a lifetime–Sandra and Daniel are burgeoning actors making a film with a top-shelf director. But when they begin an intimate scene and Daniel crosses a line, no one will ever be the same.

Sandra and Daniel are friends and colleagues, proud of their acting achievements and electrified by the potential of the current production. A casual conversation about their upcoming sex scene barely registers with Sandra until shooting, when things spiral out of control in taut a he-said-she-said chain of events. Actors Fiona Palomo (Sandra) and Alfonso Dosal (Daniel) carry the weight of this intense thriller, and director Jorge Cuchí’s earnest examination of the #MeToo era plunges into controversy with a fierce intelligence that has been garnering attention at festivals around the globe.

“[A]n ever-tightening chokehold of a film, both an uncomfortable exploration of consent and sexual misconduct and an indictment of mob justice in the face of social media.” –Wendy Ide, Screen International

Content advisory: themes of sexual abuse

Film Details

Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 129 min
Country/Region: Mexico
Language: Spanish
Print Source: Goodfellas
Tags: Drama, Latino / Latin American Cultures, Suspense, Thriller


Director: Jorge Cuchí
Producer: Jorge Cuchí, Hari Sama, Yair Ponce, Verónica Valadez
Cinematographer: José Casillas
Screenwriter: Jorge Cuchí
Editor: Jorge Cuchí, Víctor González Fuentes
Principal Cast: Alfonso Dosal, Fiona Palomo, Gerardo Trejoluna, Juan Pablo de Santiago, Karla Coronado


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