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Midaq Alley

May 5, 1995

The lives of the inhabitants of El Callejón de los Milagros, in downtown Mexico City, are as closely knitted as the threads of a rug. Fifty-something Don Ru owns a small “cantina” where all the men spend afternoons playing domino. He’s tired of his longtime marriage with Eusebia and has recently discovered new feelings inside his heart. It does not matter if these feelings are not aimed to a young lady but to a young clerk after all, as one of the characters says, “it’s platonic love”. Don Ru’s son Chava does not like what he sees and almost kills his father’s lover. Running away from Don Ru’s anger, Chava escapes to the USA with his friend Abel who is deeply in love with beautiful Alma, the daughter of Doña Cata, a tarot reader with bad luck in love.