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Mexican filmmaker Luis Estrada's satirical agenda hits home
Mexican filmmaker Luis Estrada's satirical agenda hits home

The hottest movie in Mexico opens with an unusual disclaimer: Any resemblance to reality is not a mere coincidence. That's the kind of line audiences have come to expect from director Luis Estrada, whose searing satirical films about contemporary Mexico have provoked the wrath of the political establishment. His latest, "La Dictadura Perfecta" (The Perfect Dictator), is pulled from real headlines and has made waves since it opened last month. Moviegoers in this nation plagued by corruption scandals and drug violence will recognize the story of a crooked politician caught on tape accepting a suitcase filled with cash and the image of dead bodies strung from a highway...

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