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Spirit of Mexico: Desperado

(Rated R18)

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Presented by World Class Cocktail Festival

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The second in Robert Rodriguez’s Mexico trilogy, Desperado picks up where El Mariachi left off, with the addition of a Hollywood-sized budget, a Quentin Tarantino cameo, and the blazing star power of Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek. Seeking revenge for the murder of the woman he loved, El Mariachi (Antonio Banderas) sets out to track down the man responsible — the notorious drug lord Bucho. Leaving a trail of destruction (and hordes of bullets) in his wake, El Mariachi stops at nothing in his quest. Enlisting the help of his best friend (Steve Buscemi, who else?), and a beautiful bookstore owner Carolina (Salma Hayek) along the way, the stage is set for one epic showdown.

Why You Should See This Film

A true ‘90s cult classic, Desperado is definitely not winning any prizes for subtlety. There’s hardly a minute without some kind of explosion, shoot-out, or chase sequence on screen. But that’s exactly what makes it so fun. Proudly, completely OTT, Desperado dials every element up to 11. Plus, Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek are reliably terrific, and make for one of the most attractive on-screen couples in celluloid history.

Presented by World Class Cocktail Festival

If you’re missing holidays abroad, Don Julio is going to transport you to Jalisco at Golden Age, where all week we bring the spirit of Mexico to life with a feast for the senses! For a cultural buzz, sip contemporary Don Julio tequila cocktails while you watch a selection of Mexican film favourites.

Each ticket includes one complimentary Don Julio tequila cocktail on arrival.

*Complimentary cocktails are provided to attendees aged 18 and above only.

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  • Year: 1995
  • Rating: R18
  • Director: Robert Rodriguez
  • Cast: Salma Hayek, Steve Buscemi, Antonio Banderas, Quentin Tarantino
  • Duration: 107 minutes
  • Language: English and Spanish with English subtitles
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