El muro del silencio

Genre: Drama
105 min


Was it Julio who fixed that amount?

No, we did.


Since you don't have to pay rent...

we considered that this amount was sufficient for anything needed --- by the child.

He wouldn't be missing anything, anyway...

and believe me, I'd refuse this generous help,...

but the son of your brother has rights which I won't deny.

You are...very proud.

Not hardly. You saw with what humility I had left when they threw me out of the cemetery.

Understand, lady, Julio's wife and children were there.

Something very painful could have happened.

For me, it was, anyway.

Do be seated.

The difficult times must be dealt with at once, as a rule.

Tell me about the house.


the fact is that my brother died intestate, and left many things unresolved.

But you know very well that he left the house to his son.

No, nobody's thinking of claiming it back.

The trouble is we don't know where the deeds are.

He left so many papers, that...

we need a more thorough review.

Come with me.

Come on in.

I saved all of Julio's papers for you.

These are contracts and business matters.

The portrait of our mother.

I didn't know it was here.

Why are you surprised? This was Julio's home.

-May I?

-They're yours.

I hope you won't abuse my good faith by playing a dirty trick on me.

It's not in my nature, ma'am, so I won't tolerate such gratuitous insults.

Of course I understand how you feel, and what you have suffered.

My brother's death was a terrible blow to you,...

and I also heard that your child was very ill.

A lot, but not as much as you would have liked.

Do you consider us so inhuman?

No, let's say careful with your property.

Thank God my son was saved, and is more beautiful than ever.

Thanks be to God.

You saved my son for me, my God, and I dedicate him to You.

Deliver him from evil and suffering.

No, son, not like that. Look. Like this.

That's it, sweetie!

Go and wash your hands, we're about to eat.

Oh, and bring me my medicine.

You can go.

Be here at three o'clock in the afternoon. Right?

Don't let yourselves be delayed, please.

-Are you coming to my house?

-No, we're headed elsewhere.

No, no, no, leave it to me. He won't eat it if his mother doesn't prepare it.

Go on, you can leave.

Eat the wedge, son. It's the expensive sort.

But don't wield the knife like that, son.

And elbows.

That's it.

Mom, when are you going to buy me a TV?

If your Mom keeps granting you good grades and you progress on the piano, you'll get it for Christmas.

Mom, how many breasts does a chicken have?

Well, actually two, one on each side of the...

The other half I'll fix breaded tonight.

And when will we go to the movies?

Whenever you want. Later I'll check to see what cinemas are showing a kids' movie.

I'll be right back, son.

I know! But look, lady, I had an appointment with Mr. Olmedo at...

What a coincidence that whenever I talk with you, you tell me the same thing!


Well, tell him I need to speak with him urgently. That he must talk to me, but he must be the one to call.

When the father puts his seed in the womb...

this begins the process of division and multiplication of cells that mom already told you about,...

until the child is fully formed.



Ma'am, this completes 12 sheets.

They want two dozen. The bride is rich.

Are you still alone, love?


-Daniel, are you done?

-Yeah, Mom.

Go play, son. Off you go.

Don't measure that way. With the meter stick, please, else they will come out shabby.

Let it air out a bit.

Smells like a pack of women.

Oh, ma'am, but we bathe every day!

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Luis Alcoriza

Luis Alcoriza de la Vega (September 5, 1918 – December 3, 1992) was a respected Mexican screenwriter, film director, and actor. Alcoriza was born in Spain and established himself in Mexico from 1940. His 1962 film Tlayucan was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. His 1987 film Life Is Most Important was entered into the 15th Moscow International Film Festival. more…

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