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|
As a Mexican who lives in México I have to say that it is very different to read the stories about crime, death, drugs, etc. in the newspapers than watching this film that put names and faces to the people involved in this kind of lifestyle. Some of the reviewers are very offended with the stereotypes in this movie, but it is undeniable that this movie portrays just one piece of reality about a part of our society. The offensive part should be that the rest of us live our lives normally without thinking about these things. It seems that many of us live in a different country, so far from this hell, and this movie is a great remainder of the problems we have as a country. I think that many of us are indifferent to these problems; we do not even imagine that this "war" affects all of us. I have read some reviews in which the way of telling the story is questioned and criticised. Many people think that the comedy is unnecessary, that it is a safe and easy way to say this kind of things, but I wonder if people are ready to pay to watch a film that does not involve comedy or any kind of humorous situation... sad but true, our TV and cinema culture is pathetic. Good for Luis Estrada, not everything is tequila, mariachi loco, spring break and telenovelas in México.