La LEY DE HERODES (1999)

Film details

Alternative titles

  • HEROD'S LAW Alternative

Synopsis

Black comedy. Set in the late 1940's, the tale centres on the rise to power via whatever means necessary of a Mexican citizen, Vargas. When he is appointed mayor of a small village, Vargas attempts to carry out his job by fair means rather than foul, but after making the acquaintance of an underhand politician, Lopez, Vargas becomes a tyrant, ruling by the laws of extortion and murder. Soon those in higher authority are obliged to come up with ways of curbing Vargas' excesses.

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top