Enrique Taboada's Tense Pop-Art Thriller
Spanish title: VAGABUNDO EN LA LLUVIA [Drifter in the Rain]
starring: Rodolfo de Anda · Christa Linder · Ana Luisa Peluffo · Norma
Lazareno · Irlanda Mora
Enrique Taboada's film more resembles the Italian pop-art thrillers
of the day (e.g., SEASON
OF THE SENSES, BLOOD
SOAKED LAWN, etc) rather than a typical Mexican project.
Here is the story of Angela - a young, beautiful, [apparently] happily
married rich woman - who leaves a costume party to go to her remote
house by the lake with with two female friends, the older Monica and
wilder Raquel. Outside the mansion's windows lurks a tramp, a defeated
man wallowing in frustration and anger. He initially seems rather harmless,
but there's a dark rage building. And he's ready to explode.
Taboada made 20 films between 1965-89. His motion pictures - although
mostly unseen outside of Mexico - are now realizing an overdue International
notoriety after being heralded by filmmaker Guillerno del Toro [of
Shape of Water fame] as the "single most influential"
in his life especially citing the superb BOOK
OF STONE. Arguably, Mr Taboada was better known for his scriptwriting,
delivering 80+ films [1951-1997] including WITCH'S
MIRROR. He died from a heart attack in April 1997, at age 67.
film with English subtitles; fullscreen format, uncut (87 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include various