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, drug dealer, blood splatter, black comedy, drug cartel, organized crime, mafia, violence, death, ak 47|
This is by far one of the most intense, realistic and utterly depressing portrait of Mexican reality nowadays. Given the fact that this film was released as part of the Mexican Independence Bicentennial, it is a slap in the face of the society, the government and the organised crime. Its tag line says it all: "Nothing to celebrate".
With much of irony, black comedy, and criticism, it disses everybody and everything: from the corrupted government institutions of a failed state, to the hypocrisy of a rotten Catholic church, to a de-humanised and selfish society. This film accurately reflects the current situation in Mexico. And it does with such mastery and accuracy, it shocks the viewer.
Best Mexican film this year by a wide margin. And one of the bests of all time.