NICOTINA (2003)

A film by  Hugo Rodríguez.
Cast: Diego Luna, Rafael Inclán, Rosa María Bianchi.
“Nicotina,” is a crime caper set in Mexico City about a simple exchange that goes awry, causing the lives of nine unsuspecting characters to explode in one tumultuous night over a fortune in diamonds. Diego Luna stars as computer hacker Lolo, who is infatuated with his neighbor Andrea and catalogs her every move via high-tech peeping devices. Lolo teams with amateur criminals Tomson and his younger counterpart Nene in a deal with a Russian mobster that involves the exchange of diamonds for computer access to Swiss bank accounts. But the deal goes terribly wrong after Lolo’s attempts to spoil Andrea’s romantic trysts spiral out of control. Down the street, the irritable pharmacist Beto and his fed-up wife Clara get inadvertently entangled in the exchange, along with the humble barber Goyo and his domineering other half Carmen. Infected with diamond lust, these characters become obsessed with the intoxicating possibility of an easy life and their greed quickly transforms into fiery.

Yes! a mexican dark comedy/crime story directed by Hugo Rodriguez. Bullit are flying and bodies are dropping left and right. Looking good baby. And the tile is translated nicotine. And yes most of the character are having a fit of nicotine because they quit smoking the other do not smoke. Now this movie is a little à la quentin Tarantino but it is still fun to watch and yes it could be funnier but I still like this one we do not get too many film from mexico those days. Message of the film is that forget quitting smoking, do smoke because if you are a gangster you are going to get shot and die anyway so what is your point. like the female in the drug store said to a customer why deny yourself the single pleasure in life from a cigarette.

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