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Mala Noche

Genres: Drama, Criterion Collection, Gay / Lesbian, Gay / Lesbian Drama

Cast: Tim Streeter, Doug Cooeyate, Ray Monge

Director: Gus Van Sant

Synopsis: With its low budget and lush black-and-white imagery, Gus Van Sant's debut feature MALA NOCHE heralded an idiosyncratic, provocative new voice in American independent film. Set in Van Sant's hometown of Portland, Oregon, the film evokes a world of transient workers, dead-end day-shifters, and bars and seedy apartments bathed in profound nighttime, as it follows a romantic deadbeat with a wayward crush on a handsome Mexican immigrant. MALA NOCHE was an important prelude to the New Queer Cinema of the nineties and is a fascinating time capsule from a time and place that continues to haunt it's directors work.

Language: English

Country of Origin: United States of America

Production Year: 1985


  • "Rhapsodic! A sensitive wondrously likable debut...the first gift from a scrupulously compassionate artist.", The Village Voice

Mala Noche
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