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Under the Salt (2008)

Bajo la sal (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 17 October 2008 (Mexico)
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A series of murders leads commander TRUJILLO to Santa Rosa de la Sal a town close to a salt mine, where he meets VÍCTOR ZEPEDA - a lonely teenager who works in his father funeral home and ... See full summary »


Mario Muñoz
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »



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Credited cast:
Humberto Zurita ... Comandante Trujillo
Plutarco Haza ... Prefecto Dominguez
Emilio Guerrero ... Jefe Salazar
Irene Azuela ... Isabel
Ricardo Polanco Ricardo Polanco ... Victor Zepeda
Moisés Arizmendi ... Cabo Montoya (as Moises Arizmendi)
Julio Bracho ... Prof. Magaña
Blanca Guerra ... Guadalupe Calva
Juan Carlos Barreto ... Sr. Zepeda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gaston Peterson Gaston Peterson ... (as Gastón Manuel Peterson)
Damayanti Quintanar ... Brenda


A series of murders leads commander TRUJILLO to Santa Rosa de la Sal a town close to a salt mine, where he meets VÍCTOR ZEPEDA - a lonely teenager who works in his father funeral home and spends his free time making crude animated horror films - who's strange behavior seems to point at him as the culprit of the crimes. Written by Anonymous

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Some things should be kept beneath.


Not Rated

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Did You Know?


The place shown in the movie could be Guerrero Negro. Guerrero Negro was founded in 1957 when Daniel Ludwig built a salt works there to supply the demand of salt in the western United States. The salt mine was established around the Ojo de Liebre coastal lagoon to take advantage of its strong salinity. This company, called Exportadora de Sal, S.A., of C.V. ("Salt Exporters, Inc."), eventually became the greatest salt mine in the world, with a production of seven million tons of salt per year, exported to the main centers of consumption in the Pacific basin, especially Japan, Korea, the United States, Canada, Taiwan and New Zealand. See more »


References Valley of the Dolls (1967) See more »


How do they do that?
Written by Gilberto Cerezo (AS Augustin Gilberto Cerezo GaRza), Ulises Lozano (as Joaquin Ulises Lozan oAgiurre), Carlos Cháirez (as Carlos Alberto Chairez Garcia) and Omar Góngora (as Juan Omar Gongora Rangel)
Performed by Kinky
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Too conniving
4 September 2012 | by sergepesicSee all my reviews

Slow, small town, Mexico. Everything revolves around the salt mine. Mounds of white rock and powder, seep into the very soul of the people. The young women disappear and some of the bodies are finally found. Edgy, rough big town policeman is sent to solve the case. This is a different kind of Mexican movie. Slow moving, creepy, with horror undertones. Eccentric characters all over the place... and that is the trouble. Everything seems to be a little slanted, a bit shafted to the side, albeit intensionally in a manipulative way. Like the director wasn't sure enough in the story, so he felt the urge to connive and twist little too far to be believable. Still, well worth watching.

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Release Date:

17 October 2008 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

O Mistério de La Sal See more »


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Dolby Digital | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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