Benjamin Garcia, Benny is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the drug business, in which he has for the first time in his life, a spectacular rise surrounded by money, women, violence and fun. But very soon he will discover that criminal life does not always keep its promises.
|Release Date||:||September 3, 2010|
|Genres||:||Drama, Crime, Comedy|
|Production Company||:||Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía, Eficine 226, Estudios Churubusco Azteca S.A., foprocine, FONCA, Bandidos Films, Gobierno de la Ciudad de México, Fonca|
|Director||:||Luis Estrada, Martín Torres|
|Writers||:||Luis Estrada, Jaime Sampietro|
|Casts||:||Damián Alcázar, Joaquín Cosio, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, María Rojo, Elizabeth Cervantes, Jorge Zárate, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Salvador Sánchez, Angelina Peláez, Dagoberto Gama, Mauricio Isaac, Alejandro Calva, Emilio Guerrero, Silverio Palacios, Mario Almada, Isela Vega, Daniel Martínez, Alfonso Figueroa, José Concepción Macías, José Sefami, Gerardo Taracena, Carlos Cobos, Noe Hernandez, Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, Tony Dalton, Héctor Jiménez, Gabino Rodríguez, Fermín Martínez , Ariel Galvan, Álex Perea, Hector Kotsifakis, Flor Eduarda Gurrola, Andrés Márquez, Tenoch Huerta, Kristyan Ferrer|
|Plot Keywords||:||mexico, gun, drug dealer, blood splatter, dark comedy, drug cartel, organized crime, mafia, violence, death|
I enjoyed this movie, but I have yet to see a film show the depth of narco-violence in full honesty. Many related films (e.g. Infierno, Coyote, Sicario) touch on it, but they pull back always, and right when realism calls for naturalism (i.e. Today, a "simple" gun execution is considered a merciful fate; decapitations are a manner of death and do not occur after death). For instance, Infierno would have been a far different film had the Zetas been presented (although they are alluded to when Reyes gets help from the City of Reynosa). One has only to view how Los Zetas and the Gulf Cartel compete with decapitation videos to understand that while Infierno has moments of suspense and horror, it does not create an overwhelming sense f dread.
Well acted and photographed otherwise.