A film by LUIS ESTRADA
Only on Trailer
An epic, irreverent and provocative political satire, from the creators of "La Ley de Herodes", "El Infierno", "Un Mundo Maravilloso" and "La Dictadura Perfecta".
is an epic, irreverent and provocative political satire, from the creators of “Herod’s Law”, “Hell” and “The Perfect Dictatorship”, that, with dark humor, reflects on our idiosyncrasy; our polarization, and the intolerance that we live with and suffer every day in the times of the so-called “Fourth Transformation”.
With a spectacular cast that includes Damián Alcázar, Alfonso Herrera, Joaquín Cosío, Ana de la Reguera, Ana Martín, and Angelina Peláez; joined by an ensemble of great actors without precedent in the most recent times of our Mexican Film History. ¡Que viva México! is a grand production of three hours, that will leave no head unturned and that will most likely prompt a deep debate about the state of things in our country and the future that we can expect.
Twenty years ago, Pancho Reyes, a prosperous and “aspirational” middle class man, abandoned his hometown and entirely forgot all about his very large and very poor family. One day, he receives unexpected news when his father informs him that his grandfather, Don Francisco Reyes, a rich old miner, just passed away and that he is part of his will and a possible heir. Motivated by greed, Pancho decides to go back to the remote town of La Prosperidad to meet with his estranged and resented family, and takes his wife, kids, and maid with him.
But the mere presence of Pancho, his grandfather’s favorite, considered by his whole family as an arrogant and ungrateful showoff; and the possibility that he may be one of the heirs in the will, arises old feelings of envy and hate that have been kept under the surface for so long, causing a grand battle. A war of sorts where everything is game to fight for the inheritance between Pancho and his folksy and tacky family: The Reyes of La Prosperidad.
In his fundamental and seminal work, El Laberinto de la Soledad, Octavio Paz once said about us and our idiosyncrasy, that the life of a Mexican elapses between the possibility of screwing others and being screwed. And never, as in these dark times that we live in, has this reflection been as valid and relevant: The rich screw the poor and vice versa, men screw women and vice versa, the mestizos want to screw the natives and vice versa. It seems that we all want to screw each other. It’s a screwed time!... So much screwing!
But if Octavio Paz had lived in our time, he would’ve never exhausted his list of confrontations, since he would have had to include all the other battles that we experience daily in contemporary Mexico; liberals against conservatives, the “alleged good” against the “alleged bad",…
Click on each character to learn more about them.
Click on each portrait to learn more about that family member.