Colosio, the tragedy that shocked Mexico

History of a crime: Colosio is the beginning of a series of stories about murders in Latin America.
History of a crime: Colosio is the beginning of a series of stories about murders in Latin America.

The murder of Luis Donaldo Colosio in 1994 was one of the most disastrous events in the history of the country, since then the course of national policy changed completely leaving a people confused and in pain. 25 years later, Netflix bets on him to tell the story of the politician who promised the great change that everyone expected.

This event was brought to the big screen in 2012 by the director Carlos Bolado in Colosio: the murder, and numerous books and journalistic texts have been written about it, however, the new series, which will be released a day before of the mournful anniversary, offers a completely different version to be raised from the feminine look of the wife of Colosio, Diana Laura and being led by two women, Hiromi Kamata, and Natalia Beristáin.

"In a very respectful way, I ask that this not turn into a morbid turn, I ask that you take the event with an open mind, as it is, a series of fiction based on real events," requested the local deputy of Movimiento Ciudadano. in Nuevo León.

As a tribute, Jorge A. Jiménez, Alberto Guerra, Ilse Salas, and Jorge Antonio Guerrero, will give life to the protagonists of the story, which in its adaptation for Netflix, is based on an arduous investigation.

"Everything that does not involve the emotion of the characters is documented, where we get into fiction is what these characters felt is something that no one can tell us," says Alberto Guerra.

For Jorge A. Jiménez, representing Colosio, was a challenge since one of his biggest concerns was "not falling for imitation, copy or parody, I am against that and the commitment is to fill those shoes and be as faithful as possible, including what we do as actors, the imagination to create the character. "

Ilse Salas, who gives life to the candidate's wife, considers that "Diana Laura is a very strong woman, very brave and also with a career that aimed for a very good future, she was an economist and decided to pursue a political career with Luis Donaldo, but they were also colleagues, she had an incredible strength with a terminal illness since her second pregnancy that resisted even after the death of her husband and put in a tank of sharks who are politicians."

Salas, ensures that the series, in addition to paying tribute to Colosio and Riojas, is also "a reminder of a very violent year that Mexico lived, 1994 was a terrible year where you want to see it, there was a very dense political moment and for me it is a watershed to understand the politics until our days "reason why the series is for her an invitation to reflect" How much has changed? ".

In such a way that the relevance of the series, according to Jorge A. Jiménez, rests in that it is based on a real fact, reason why from its point of view this one "comes to uncover the box of all this movement that has been wanted to maintain 25 years later, it is part of the history of Mexico, good or bad, we have to know in which country we are. "

That is why, despite being based on very strict research and even being supported by legal elements, the actors said they feel a little fear when approaching this type of topics. "If you were nervous about seeing Beltrones, the Salinas, Zedillo, Córdoba Montoya, all of a sudden we were all characterized and, of course, there were moments of nervousness, we asked the producers, 'Hey, do you know what they are? doing? Are not we going to get into serious problems? "Salas said and added that they" would not put anyone at risk "since it is not based on false theses.

The one who has been considered the villain of the story, Mario Aburto, assassin of Colosio, is played by Jorge Antonio Guerrero, who recently participated in Rome, and explains that his career has focused on "narratives as a kind of marginalization", and he has tried not to take into account the feeling of society towards his character, in order to carry out a more genuine action.

"I think, if Mario had the money to pay for a lawyer who was careful about the whole process, it would probably be another story of his figure, but it was not like that, then suddenly I like to think about that" says Guerrero and adds that Aburto's gesture "is very familiar to me, it has traits that I have associated with my family."

Colosio, the Netflix series premieres the second trailer

The streaming platform of programs and films, Netflix, presented the trailer of "History of a Crime: Colosio", in which it will deal with one of the chapters that marked Mexican political life: the assassination of the candidate for the Presidency of the Republic, Luis Donaldo Colosio.

"In 1994, the Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio dies murdered. His widow, terminally ill, seeks the truth against the clock. Based on real events ", can be read in the synopsis of the series that will premiere on March 22, just one day before the anniversary of the PRI flag bearer in 1994.

The history of Story of a Crime: Colosio

The questions surrounding the death of Colosio still prevail and in the series, his widow, Diana Laura will seek to find the truth in a fight against the clock, because she suffers from cancer.

The actors that will participate in the series are Jorge A. Jiménez, Ilse Salas, Alberto Guerra, Jorge Antonio Guerrero, Gustavo Sánchez Parra, Martin Altomaro, Lisa Owen, Ari Brickman.

The story of a Crime: Colosio, the Netflix series based on real events, premieres trailer

The original Netflix series, Story of a Crime: Colosio will premiere on March 22.

"I see a Mexico with hunger and thirst for justice," with this phrase indicates the trailer of the series History of a Crime: Colosio, which will focus on the assassination of Luis Donaldo Colosio, the candidate for the Presidency of Mexico for the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in 1994.

The story inspired by real facts will show the process in which the murder was carried out, the way in which it was investigated and how the family of the former candidate received the news and reacted to the death of Colosio. All through fiction.

In the trailer, you can see the constant participation of the former President, Carlos Salinas de Gortari, as the investigation of the case progresses.

So also the arrest of a supposed culprit who tries to find out who is the person behind him.

The original Netflix series will premiere on March 22, and against the performances of Jorge Jiménez, Alberto Guerra, Ilse Salas, Jorge Guerrero, Ari Brickman, Martín Altomaro and Gustavo Sánchez Parra.

'Story of a Crime: Colosio' already has its first teaser on Netflix Mexico and this is its premiere date

A little less than six months ago Netflix announced that it was in the process of making a series of anthology focused on controversial crimes around the world and that the first season would focus on the not-so-distant case of the murder of Luis Donaldo Colosio, a candidate for President of Mexico for the 1994 elections.

Now, the series starring Ilse Salas and Alberto Guerra receives, surprisingly, its first advance.

It was on March 23, 1994, when Mario Aburto shot him in the middle of a crowd after a public event. With the fulfillment of the 25th anniversary of the death of Colosio for this 2019, the INAI recently also declassified the original unedited video of the assassination of the PRI candidate.

Netflix meanwhile has put a date to its production. It will be next March 22, one day before the anniversary of the death of Colosio, that the entire season is made available to users on the platform. Netflix has been clear from the beginning that, despite being inspired by real events, the intention is to create a fictional narrative, in a creative decision that is close to the one taken with 'Un Extraño Enemigo' by Televisa's TAO and Amazon Prime.

In the production are the CEO of Dynamo, Andrés Calderón, and Juan Uruchurtu, the latter also involved in 'Matando Cabos' and in 'Y Tu Mamá También' by Alfonso Cuarón. In the direction, we have Hiromi Kamata, (in charge of several episodes of 'Guardian Devil') and Natalia Beristáin, recently awarded by 'Los adioses'. Beristaín also directed several episodes of 'Luis Miguel, the Series' and 'El Secreto de Selena'.

The second season of 'History of a Crime' is already confirmed and will deal with the death of Andrés Colmenares, an engineering student in Colombia, murdered on October 31, 2010.

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