El Mariachi, Rodriguez’s first film shot on an ultra-lean budget of around $7 000, money earned by participating in medical-drug testing, was the starting-point of the Rodriguez story and laid the foundations for a world dominated by Mexican gangsters and gun-filled guitar cases. With almost no money to work with, Rodriguez demonstrates his undeniable directorial talent and considerable inventiveness.

Saturday, 14 september, 8:00pm at the Star

Thursday, 19 September, 400pm at the Star


Country: Mexico, USA

Year: 1992

Runtime: 1hr21

Version: in English, subtitled in French

Rating: 12 +

Cast & Credits

Director: Robert Rodriguez

Cast: Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gomez, Jaime de Hoyos