In the Mexican-Guatemalan border, young teenage lovers, Sabina and Jovany, both Hondurans, accidentally meet again after some years without seeing each other. She plans to get to the United... See full summary »
A rural Afghan family struggles to survive during the last, brutal year of the Taliban and the beginning of a new war that still rages. With war and conflict threatening their existence, the family copes by finding meaning in life's tragedies.
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 »
In 1994, Mexico's ruling party's presidential candidate is brutally murdered. Nobody knows who's behind this event, it all points to a conspiracy. Andrés Vázquez, an intelligence expert, is commissioned to lead a secret investigation.
José María Yazpik,
Kate del Castillo
Official submission from Mexico for the 77th Academy Awards. See more »
The American staff sergeant's rank switches from the correct position (chevrons up) to an incorrect position (chevrons down), back to the correct one when the cameras change in one of the scenes. See more »
I watched it on the release week in El Salvador on December 26th 2004. It was the first country in which the movie was shown commercially. What can I say? ALMOST NO WORDS, but WONDERFUL.
I am thirty years old now and by that time I was a kid just like CHAVA. I personally had to flee from El Salvador's Army forced recruitment a couple of times, so the movie was a flashback for me. I cried remembering those nights when bullets were flying over my house.
WAR is a crime no matter what the objective is and specially if innocence is stolen from children.
The movie travels through every place in which children are forced to take a weapon in their innocent hands: Africa, Middle-East, Asia, Colombia, etc; or to every place in which children suffer the consequences of war.
For those who has not lived a war by themselves and enjoy watching the news about IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, ISRAEL, COLOMBIA it is time to think about what you can do in order to stop this human massacre in the name of "freedom" .
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