Meet The CAST
Pedro Navaja Played by
The top mobster in Mexico City whose influential connections in politics, law enforcement, and the courts have allowed him to operate his gambling racketeering, prostitution, and illicit goods with almost complete impunity. Highly feared and respected in the Mexican gangland, Pedro ruled his enterprise with an iron fist. He is savvy, calculating, and charismatic. His charm has served him well over the years. No one questioned his motives or dared to get in his way. As his success grew, so did his confidence. No one could ever touch him and he always managed to get what he wanted except the heart of his obsession, Salome--a crutch which will eventually be his undoing.
La Guera Salome played by
The star performer at Salon Mexico and Pedro’s personal obsession. Growing up in the poor rural area of Mexico’s farmlands, she had spent years working to help support her family while her father worked in the US under the bracero program. During the day, she works as a waitress for a local restaurant while she spends her evenings at Salon Mexico singing and dancing for the audience. One evening she caught the attention of Pedro whom she fell deeply in love with after spending some time in a relationship. Deep down she knows it would be impossible for her to become Pedro’s only love. She feels obligated, especially since he had helped her family during the lowest point in their lives. Despite the love she feels she also fears him, consequently she appeases him whenever he arrives at the club. Tired of her struggles and the gang violence throughout the city, she dreams of leaving for the US to become a Hollywood star of the stage and the silver screen.
Juanito Alimaña played by
The second most powerful mobster in Mexico City and bitter rival to Pedro Navaja’s operations. Growing up in the same barrio, Juanito’s ambition is matched only by his hatred of Pedro. Ever since Pedro took control of the main commercial district of Mexico City and formalized his relationship with key players in the government’s bracero program, for which Juanito had been vying, he has since been looking for an opportunity to take Pedro down. When he discovered Pedro’s relationship with a local dancer, Salome, was souring, he saw a chance to give his rival some well-deserved payback.