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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: VCI9076
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • UPC: 089859907623
  • Street Date: 07/06/21
  • PreBook Date: 06/01/21
  • Label: VCI Entertainment »
  • Genre: Film Noir
  • Run Time: 116 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1955
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: NA,SA
  • Language: Spanish


Cast & Crew

  • Actors:
  •       David Silva as Rafael Améndola Campuzano
  •       Victor Parra as Mr. Sterling
  •       Martha Valdés as Mary
  •       Oscar Pulido as Luis Villarreal
  •       Pedro Vargas as Railroad
  • Director: Alejandro Galindo


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Espaldas Mojadas Aka Wet Backs: 4k Restoration

One of Mexico's Top 100 Films of All Time!

Espaldas Mojadas Aka Wet Backs: 4k Restoration
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Espaldas Mojadas is a classic Mexican film from 1955, that is still relevant today, which portrays the difficult working conditions for Mexicans who decide to emigrate to the U.S. in search of the American dream. Mexican worker Rafael Améndola runs from the police and crosses the Mexican-American border, helped by an American, who gives work to illegal migrants. Once in the United States, Rafael struggles to adapt to his new life.

(En español) Espaldas Mojadas es un clásico de la película Mexicana de 1955, que sigue vigente en la actualidad, que retrata las difíciles condiciones laborales de los mexicanos que deciden emigrar a Estados Unidos en busca del sueño americano. El trabajador mexicano Rafael Améndola huye de la policía y cruza la frontera mexicano-estadounidense, ayudado por un estadounidense, que da trabajo a los inmigrantes ilegales. Una vez en los Estados Unidos, Rafael lucha por adaptarse a su nueva vida.


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Bonus Materials

  • Classic Mexican Movie Trailers
  • Essay Booklet

Sales Points

  • Restored in 4K from a 35mm negative by the Cineteca Nacional de Mexico.
  • Comparable to films like 'La Barraca'.
  • For all fans of classic Foreign Language Films.
  • David Silva was nominated for the Silver Ariel for Best Actor.
  • Winner of 4 Silver Ariel Awards, Mexico,1956, including Best Original Story (Alejandro Galindo), Best Actress in a Minor Role (Carolina Barret), Film of Major National Interest and Best Actor in a minor Roll (Eulalio González)
  • One of SOMOS Magazine's 100 Best Mexican Films of All Time!

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