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What is Dance of the 41 about?

Netflix’s releases this week have been interesting titles that are sure to have us glued to our seats.  Amongst them is the film Dance of the 41 which has already piqued plenty of people’s interest. Currently rated at a 7.3 out of 10 on IMDb, the movie seems to be one that’s worth adding to your watchlist.

We tell you everything you need to know about the new release right here.

What is Dance of the 41 about?

Based on a true story, the movie follows Ignacio de la Torre (played by Sense 8 alum Alfonso Herrera), a Mexican congressman who is married to the President’s daughter while being a closeted gay man. The film tracks the hardships he faces personally and professionally.

Knowing that the government would disapprove of his relationship with a man, Ignacio must choose between following his duties or following his heart. One way could lead to the end of his life, while the other would mean the end of his true love. Which direction will he ultimately go?

Below is the official synopsis for Dance of the 41:

A gay congressman marries the Mexican president’s daughter but cavorts with a young man at a secret club. And then scandal hits. Based on a true story.

Aside from Herrera, the cast of Dance of the 41 also includes Emiliano Zurita as Evaristo Rivas, Mabel Cadena as Amada Díaz, Fernando Becerril as Porfirio Díaz, and Rodrigo Virago as Felix Díaz.

Check out Alfonso Herrera and the rest of the cast in the official Netflix trailer for the film:

Dance of the 41 is streaming now and can only be seen exclusively on Netflix. Be sure to check it out, as well as other new releases including the thriller Oxygen and Castlevania season 4, which is also the final season of the animated series.

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