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El Narco (El infierno) | Review - Fantastic Fest 2011

27 September 2011 7:29 AM, PDT | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

Director: Luis Estrada Writers: Luis Estrada, Jaime Sampietro Starring: Damián Alcázar, Joaquín Cosio, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Mauricio Isaac, María Rojo, Elizabeth Cervantes, Salvador Sánchez, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Jorge Zárate, Isela Vega, Kristyan Ferrer, Tenoch Huerta Benny Garcia (Damián Alcázar) moved to greener pastures -- the United States -- back when he was a teenager with hopes of becoming a successful Capitalist. Twenty years later he is deported back to Mexico -- presumably due to the increasingly xenophobic immigration policies in the U.S. Upon his return to his hometown, Bennie quickly discovers that a pair of feuding drug lords have taken over the region; his younger brother (Tenoch Huerta) and several of his closest friends have died as a result. Determined to remain on the straight and narrow, Benny begins working at his godfather's garage; but as soon as Benny falls for a gorgeous prostitute (Elizabeth Cervantes) -- the mother »

- Don Simpson

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Lightning Entertainment is Bringing Drug Outlaws to Cannes '11 with this Clip for El Narco

17 May 2011 4:00 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Formerly named the devilish El Infierno or The Hell, Lightning Entertainment has renamed this crime thriller to El Narco, aka The Drug Dealer. Recently completed, El Narco is a real heartwarming story of Benny (Damian Alcazar) and returning to his home town, in Mexico. In reality, his welcome involves gunfire, violence and his partially forced entry into the illicit drug export business. Here, events go from bad to worse and shortly, Benny is on the run from local authorities and into the deep pockets of the local crime lords.

El Narco was recently shown in Cannes 2011 (Lightning) and hopefully, good news will return from this locale, as a North American release date has not been announced so far. For now, watch the comedic, yet sinister hijinks of Benny and his criminal underlings in the exciting reel below.

The synopsis for El Narco is here:

"Drugs, guns, violence, death: Mexico today »

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Kaleidoscopic Journeys: Interview with Sam Kessie (Writer/Producer of “Zoom Zoom – The Professor”)

13 April 2011 8:16 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The story of Ghanaian featherweight boxer Azumah Nelson is brought to life with play by play footage of both his most glorious and humbling fights in the documentary Zoom Zoom – The Professor.

The film’s producer Sam Kessie came upon the project by chance a few years ago. A fortuitous meeting with a mutual friend opened a door to a partnership between Sam and Azumah in documenting his important legacy.

The end result is a clear and concise film honoring the great boxer, and a wonderful visual message to young the men who have joined the Azumah Foundation in hopes of one day repeating the namesake’s success.

Sam Kessie was born in London and raised there until she was eight, her family returned to Ghana thereafter. On the track to study various disciplines of science and math, Sam left Ghana for the United States to attend college in Wisconsin, »

- Stephanie

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