World Sales: Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE)

The Man Behind the Mask starts off with the 70th anniversary of the birth of El Santo, legendary and emblematic icon of Mexican sports, cinema and culture, and the wrestling debut of his son El Hijo del Santo, or Son of Santo. This profile film tells the story of a legacy that goes far beyond that of the ring. From the recollections of his son and the family archives, a portrait of a father with a double identity emerges: one who was absent from home and one who was a hero at home. The film also explores what motivated Santo’s son to continue with his father’s legacy


Country: Mexico

Year: 2013

Duration: 1hr 48

Version: Spain, with French and English subtitles

Cast & Credits

Director: Gabriela Obregón

Producer: Gabriela Obregón

Cinematography: Dariela Ludlow

Editing: Francisco X. Rivera

Music: Esperanza de Velasco, Josefa de Velasco, Arturo Vásquez-Vela

Cast: with El Hijo del Santo