Exposes the fault lines and schisms of contemporary Mexican society.
Joaquin del Paso’s The Hole in the Fence opens with a group of boys, most in private school uniforms, on a bus. They’re headed to a religious summer school in the countryside, on the outskirts of a small town. The place is ominous, a large sprawling estate run by a group of men, some of them priests, others not, who run the place with an iron fist. There are many rules that the boys must abide by, but when the adults aren’t looking… boys will be boys.
While out exploring the estate, a group of them discovers a hole in the fence. It doesn’t seem like a big deal at first but as things around camp start to get strange – kids getting sick, kids getting beaten up, kids going missing – the hole becomes the elephant in the room, a symbol that they’re not safe from the bad things on the other side of the fence.
A rather good argument could be made that The Hole in the Fence is a bit too on the nose; the fence is a symbol for the divide between the haves and the have nots and the hole, an opening in the division, can potentially erode the power of the rich. Sure, it’s obvious but that doesn’t detract from the fact that del Paso’s film is well made, features a great roster of young acting talent, and is sometimes scary AF.
Director: Joaquin del Paso
Writers: Lucy Pawlak, Joaquin del Paso
Stars: Valeria Lamm, Lucciano Kurti, Eric David Walker
Countries of origin: Mexico, Poland
Also known as: The Hole in the Fence
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 3.51 GiB
Duration : 1 h 42 min
Overall bit rate : 4 896 kb/s
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