In an unnamed Latin American country that closely resembles Mexico, the government fights a rural insurgency with torture, assault, rape, and murder. Soldiers descend on a town, cutting off... See full summary »
Flama and Moko are fourteen years old; they have been best friends since they were kids. They have everything they need to survive yet another boring Sunday: an apartment without parents, ... See full summary »
Benjamin Garcia, Benny, is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the narco business, in which has for the first time in his life, an... See full summary »
I was very impressed by BACK AND FORTH (the US title), and greatly disappointed to see this ignored in the US, as it's among the finest recent Mexican films I've seen - almost as great of a film as Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN or JAPON, but completely unlike either. Blending heightened realism (incorporating sociological and personal-identity concerns that recalled Steinbeck), suspense and drama in excellent fashion, I would highly recommend checking this out - the performances in this modest but well-crafted tale of identity and dislocation are top-notch, and the cinematography is breathtaking, which only hammers home the tragedy of the story.
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