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'Belascoarán', an engineer turned detective

2023-03-21T22:16:15.015Z


This fiction is not exactly a series: there are three feature films that can be seen in any order The three chapters that make up Belascoarán are based on three novels by Paco Ignacio Taibo II, a man from Gijón living in Mexico since his childhood who did not lose touch with his roots —here is, at his initiative, Gijón's Black Week— and it is not exactly a series: there are three feature films that can be seen in any order and that narrate the investigations of an engineer turned independent d


The three chapters that make up

Belascoarán

are based on three novels by Paco Ignacio Taibo II, a man from Gijón living in Mexico since his childhood who did not lose touch with his roots —here is, at his initiative, Gijón's Black Week— and it is not exactly a series: there are three feature films that can be seen in any order and that narrate the investigations of an engineer turned independent detective, a change of profession motivated by the frivolity of what until then was his capricious and consumerist wife.

And if in the first of the feature films,

Días de combate

, the protagonist participates in a kind of

know-how

on Mexican television to raise the necessary money and start his new profession, he manages to solve the case of a serial strangler at the same time. and meet the one who will end up being his sentimental partner, the stupendous Paulina Gaitán.

In

Cosa fácil

he will face a double challenge: the kidnapping of the daughter of a declining television star and the murder of a factory union leader.

It is one of the few occasions in which the plot enters the sumptuous neighborhoods of the capital and one of the constants of the novels is already ratified: that police incompetence is joined by corruption.

Lastly, in

There Will Be No Happy

Ending another invariable element reappears: violence, or to be more precise, the ease with which the trigger is pulled.

An interesting series (Netflix) set in the seventies, which adds to the script some reference to the previous and brutal police repression of the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, very correctly starring Luis Gerardo Méndez.

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