• Romántico (2006)


Release Date: November 1st, 2006

DVD Release Date: April 3rd, 2007

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 20 min

Plot Summary

Filmmaker Mark Becker examines the plight of Carmelo Muñiz Sánchez who, along with his friend Arturo, ekes out a living as a mariachi musician in San Francisco. When Carmelo returns to his native Mexico, he finds it much harder to earn enough money to support his family, and he ponders chancing another illegal crossing into California.

Director: Mark Becker

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Deception, Friend, Wife, Quest, Emotional, Sacrifice, 2000s, Dark

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    Mark Becker's Romantico is beautifully realized on old-fashioned film. And that's only part of its charms. show more

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    The value of Romantico is that it lets us experience vicariously what Carmelo and others like him go through. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

    It will be a long time before you forget the deep pain etched into the weary face of Carmelo Muñiz, the mariachi singer at the center of Mark Becker's immensely moving documentary. show more

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