USA/Mexico/Great Britain
94 minutes

The paths of an Honduran teenager searching for a better life and a Mexican gang member fleeing from certain death cross on a train carrying illegal immigrants through Mexico toward the US. Smart update of old crime gang melodramas as a “problem picture” that takes a matter-of-fact look at the roots of Latin American immigration but never lets its message take center stage.

Universal Pictures International present a Primary Productions/Canana production; produced in association with Twins Financing; in association with Scion Films. (US distributor, Focus Features.)
Starring Paulina Gaitan, Edgar Flores, Kristyan Ferrer, Tenoch Huerta Mejía, Diana García, Luis Fernando Peña; and Héctor Jiménez.
Directed and written by Cary Joji Fukunaga; produced by Amy Kaufman; music by Marcelo Zarvos; director of photography (colour, Panavision), Adriano Goldman; production designer, Claudio Contreras; costume designer, Leticia Palacios; film editors, Luis Carballar and Craig McKay.
Screened: distributor advance press screening, Castello Lopes screening room (Lisbon), June 16th 2010.


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