During the last week, the Mexican film forties entered the top 10 Netflix with almost 7 million hours viewed by users. Directed and written by Pietro Loprienothe story follows Caesar (Eric Elijah), a highly successful chef and owner of an Italian-Mexican restaurant with his best friend, Paolo (Adal Ramones). He is married to Amelia and their relationship gave birth to Enrique, a ten-year-old boy. What happens when he, on his 40th birthday, discovers his wife’s biggest secret?
“Depressed and defeated, César feels that the world is falling. But just at the moment of crisis, he has to go with Paolo to Cancun, to compete in a contest for the best small restaurants in Mexico. The chef regains self-confidence thanks to Naomi, an ironic and strong woman he meets at the beach hotel and who teaches him to deal in a balanced way with the surprises that come in life, ”says the official synopsis.
In reality, her son is not hers and Amelia has been lying to her for years, something she only finds out when the real father suddenly shows up to see him after a long time. Set in the world of gastronomy, this dramatic comedy also addresses midlife crisis and resilience to hardship and change for people entering middle age.
Although he has charmed the audience of Netflix In recent days, in its debut in theaters, it did not obtain very positive reviews due to the failure of the narrative itself to establish a greater connection with the characters. the cast of forties also consists of the performances of Gaby Espino, Antonio Fortier, Ximena González Rubio, Sonia Couoh, Miguel Pizarro Y Ricardo Zertuche.
Pietro Loprieno and the idea behind forties
for the filmmaker Pietro Loprieno, the important thing was to focus on a character who has everything he has ever wanted, but his life falls apart because of a lie. “I liked the idea of a character who starts out in a status beyond normal, he has a restaurant that is even called ‘La Alegría’, he is fundamentally positive, with a wife and son that he loves, and Suddenly, he loses his balance. How would a person act in that case?”, was questioned mainly to develop the script.
The complement of the action of Eric Elijahwidely known for Betty in NY Y 100 days to fall in lovein collaboration with the presenter and producer Adal Ramones in two very different roles of two great friends also allowed to enrich the film seen from the perspective of men in their forties who reach a peak in their lives, either in success or failure.
forties is available to view at Netflix since last May 6.