“Musician” (original title “ El Mariachi ”) is a Spanish - language film of a joint US - Mexican production, shot by Robert Rodriguez (who simultaneously acted as a director , screenwriter , composer and producer of the picture) and brought him his first international fame. The film was shot for just $ 7,000 and first presented on September 15, 1992 at the Toronto International Film Festival . February 26, 1993 the film was released at the American box office, the distributor was Columbia Pictures , which spent additional funds on painting restoration and an advertising campaign. “The Musician” is the first part of the so-called “Mexican trilogy” by Robert Rodriguez, which also includes the films “ Desperate ” (1995) and “ Once Upon a Time in Mexico ” (2003).
|In the main|
|Carlos Gallardo |
|Film company||Los Hooligans Productions |
|Fees||040 920 dollars |
|A country|| Mexico |
The film is included in the National Register of Films as "having cultural, historical and aesthetic significance."
A professional killer, nicknamed Azul, escapes from prison to a small Mexican town. He longs for revenge on drug lord Maurizio (also known as Moko), who framed him. Azul always carries a weapon in a black carrying case for a guitar. In the same town in search of work comes a poor musician with a guitar in a black wardrobe trunk. Moko finds out about the escape of Azul and sends several of his people to kill him. The people of Moko know that Azul is a man in black clothes with a case for the guitar, but both the killer and the mariachi fit this description equally well. They attack the musician and he, defending himself, kills four. The musician seeks shelter and enters the bar of a girl named Domino, who finances Moko. Dominoes and musicians quickly become attached to each other. Azul also comes into this bar for a beer. When leaving, he mistakenly takes not his wardrobe trunk. The musician understands that this is the person everyone is looking for, and runs out after him. Moko people roam the streets and stumble upon Azula. They do not know his face, so they first check his case. Finding a guitar there, they release Azul, who hurries back to the bar. Then the musician’s turn comes, they find a weapon, stun him and take him home to Moko. But the drug lord sees that it is not Azul, and the musician is released. While he was hurrying to the bar, Azul had already agreed with Domino. She will portray a hostage and Azul, revealing herself to her, will receive her money and demand to release the musician. Mariachi is free, but Domino does not know about it, he comes to the bar, but the girl is no longer there. Then the musician takes the motorcycle and hurries back to Moko. Azul hides behind Domino and demands his money, Moko promises to give it back as soon as Domino is free. The girl demands to let the musician go and the jealous Moko realizes that Domino has a connection with mariachi. Enraged, he shoots Domino, Azul loses his cover, Moko kills him too. At that moment a musician appears. Moko deals with him differently - shoots his left hand, destroying dreams of becoming a professional mariachi. Embraced by grief and anger, the musician picks up Azul's revolver and fires all the bullets at Moko. His people, seeing that the boss is killed, leave, leaving the musician alive. He picks up the case from the guitar with the weapon of Azul, gets on the motorcycle and leaves.
- Carlos Gallardo - Musician
- Consuelo Gomez - Domino
- Reynol Martinez - Azul
- Peter Marquardt - Maurizio Moko