Perras Film Analysis

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REVIEW: PERRAS Perras is a Mexican drama film directed by Guillermo Díaz on 2011. It’s based on a play with the same name. Its plot focuses around ten schoolgirls who are all suspects of something terrible that happened at school. Through the story the memories and feelings of each girl are uncovered, giving the viewers a glimpse of the ethics, esthetics and eroticism of these teenagers. The movie was heavily promoted as a Thriller in trailers, posters and other media due to its dark and twisted sense of humor, but some critics have claimed to find it somehow misleading, since it also fits in the drama category due to its storyline. The film premiered in theaters in Mexico City on March 4, 2011. The story starts with the initial narrator quietly sitting in the back of the classroom, separated from the rest, while the others simply ignore her. The first girl we get to know is Lourdes "Tora" Valenzuela, a 14 year old fat and insecure girl who loves to party. She will soon celebrate her fifteen birthday party. Due to a car accident, she has to wear an orhopedic device on her leg. She's often bullied by the other girls, especially by Sofía. When she was little she would spend a lot of time with her grandfather, who promised to organize her party. Then we get to know Sofía, Iris and Ana Ceci: Sofía Ibar is 16 years old, she is a spoiled…show more content…
The thing that makes them different is the fact that while Perras emphasizes the bad behavior on teenagers, while Perfume de violetas focuses on their issues and makes their characters victims (the plot revolves around abusive men, poverty and the struggles of young mexican women, among other topics). Another point to take in account is the lack of humor in Perfume de Violetas, it is classified as a drama while Perras is considered a
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