Rudo y Cursi
Carlos Cuarón makes his feature directorial debut with Rudo y Cursi. The film depicts the changing relationship between two brothers who become soccer stars. Beto (Diego Luna), the goalkeeper, is nicknamed "Rudo" because of his hard-nosed style of play, while Tato (Gael Garcia Bernal), a forward, gets the nickname "Cursi" for his flamboyant goal celebrations and his flashy lifestyle. They both start out picking bananas in remote Tlachatlán, where they share a devotion to their mother. Then Batuta (Guillermo Francella), a charmingly shiftless professional scout, happens by. He can only sign one of the brothers, so they battle it out on the pitch to see who gets his break. Instead of throwing the match to his brother as planned, Tato scores a goal and is on his way to stardom. He's more interested in becoming a pop star than a soccer star, but when he meets Maya (Jessica Mas), a famous TV hostess he's dreamed about for years, he begins to enjoy the trappings of fame. Meanwhile, resentful Beto waits for his chance. When he finally gets his break, he leaves his disapproving wife, Toña (Adriana Paz), and his children to sneak off to Mexico City. The brothers' fortunes rise and fall, with Tato distracted by a demanding girlfriend and a hopeless singing career, while Beto deals with marital strife and a serious gambling problem.
Starring Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Guillermo Francella
Director Carlos Cuarón