The Place Without Limits

El lugar sin límites

111 mins
8.2 / 10 (315)


In a small village, the gender-fluid brothel owner La Manuela and their daughter want to seduce the recently returned macho Pancho, who feels his manhood threatened. Meanwhile, a greedy capitalist is trying to buy the whole village and Manuela’s brothel is the final holding required for a monopoly.

MUBI's take

Based on the novel by José Donoso, this is considered by many to be Arturo Ripstein’s most celebrated film. A daring story for its time, it criticizes the stereotype of the Mexican male while touching on issues like transvestism and sex work-where the brothel acts as a potent metaphor for hell.

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