In This Town There Are No Thieves

From the Chicago Reader (September 1, 1994). — J.R.

A sardonic Mexican melodrama from 1964, directed by Alberto Isaac and based on a Gabriel Garcia Marquez story, about a provincial town where nothing much happens until a layabout steals the game balls from the local billiard parlor and the local population goes ballistic. With Julian Pastor, Rocio Sagaon, and cameos by several well-known artists and intellectuals, including Juan Rulfo, Garcia Marquez, Arturo Ripstein, and Luis Buñuel.

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