Based on the Ball of the Forty-One which was a society scandal in early 20th-century Mexico. The incident revolved around an illegal police raid carried out in November 1901 in a private home in Mexico City. The scandal revolved around that that of the group of men who attended, 19 were dressed in “feminine” clothing. Despite the government’s efforts to hush the incident up, the press was keen to report the incident, since the participants belonged to the upper echelons of society (including the son-in-law of the incumbent President of Mexico). This scandal was unique in that it was the first time homosexuality was openly spoken about in the Mexican media and had a lasting impact on Mexican culture.
“El baile de los 41” is a great film based on true events, a great love story about two men and their gay friends, a tale about homophobia and some events that still happen in this days, closeted gay men married with ladies. The production is amazing, the cinematography and filming locations are beautiful, the music score is wonderful, the performances are great, mainly Alfonso Herrera, Emiliano Zurita and Mabel Cadena and the direction is really good. A modern gay classic movie based on sad true events! The best Mexican film of the 2020!
Director: David Pablos
Writer: Monika Revilla
Stars: Alfonso Herrera, Emiliano Zurita, Mabel Cadena
Countries of origin: Mexico, Brazil
Filming locations: Museo Nacional de Arte MUNAL, Mexico City, Mexico
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 1.83 GiB
Duration : 1 h 39 min
Overall bit rate : 2 636 kb/s