January 13, 2001. Times war photographer Harvey Jacobs is wounded while witnessing a massacre at Nuevo Colon by terrorists. In a desperate effort, the United Nations sends a vehicle to get ... See full summary »

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Javier Zaragoza ...
Paramilitary 1
Luis Francisco Escobedo ...
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Gilberto Barraza ...
Paramilitary 3
Alfredo Escobar ...
Begging Man
Carlos Torrestorija ...
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Contra 1 (as Marco Antonio Pérez)
Arturo Amaro ...
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Socorro Avelar ...
Contra Grandmother
Ibet Reyna Campos ...
Contra Woman
Carlos Álvarez ...
Police that Dies
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Soldier with Radio
Iván Rafael González ...
Contra Boy
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January 13, 2001. Times war photographer Harvey Jacobs is wounded while witnessing a massacre at Nuevo Colon by terrorists. In a desperate effort, the United Nations sends a vehicle to get him out, a BMW driven by the mysterious Driver. Written by Bluefire_72

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The song at the end of this short film, "Una Palabra" by Carlos Varela, became more famous with the 2004 film, Man on Fire. See more »

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Followed by Hostage (2002) See more »

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really, really good conclusion to BMW's series
15 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

Perhaps there are people who would disdain the grainy look of this film, or hate the jumpy camera work. I, for one, think that Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is a genius. You really have to appreciate his film making. Amores Perros is a must see for those of you who haven't seen it yet, and Powder Keg is no exception either. This film focuses much more on emotions and injustices in Central and South America, and really lays the drama on in the end. Brilliant work. I'm glad that BMW did this series, perhaps they will see fit to release it on DVD, that would be excellent.


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