Undocumented immigrant Filiberto returns to his village in Mexico after six years spent working in the fields around Stockton, California. His happiness to be back is eroded by what has happened in his absence. His mother passed away and his girlfriend married his cousin. Filiberto has every reason to work for the violent and corrupt son of the landowner. The son, who is more in the mold of a ruthless narco cartel boss, is offering him good pay. However the choice couldn't be more stark. If he accepts it, he abandons his people and becomes a tool of the brutality employed in order to take all the land and consolidate it. The actor who plays Filiberto is excellent in this part. The story gets progressively more intense as the action shifts to Mexico City, an incredible locale for a film. The title in English is Back and Forth and that sums up what Filiberto's life has become with the lonely lure of the US and the sentimental attachment of a home that is eroding away.
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