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12 January 2007 (Mexico) See more »
In the devastated urban landscape of Mexico City, in the course of a day, the lives of a handful of characters intertwine. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Demián Bichir ... Malboro (as Demian Bichir)

Armando Hernández ... Cucú

Damián Alcázar ... Rojas

Dolores Heredia ... Sara
Rafael Inclán ... Tio Jesús

Martha Higareda ... Elisa

Isela Vega ... Madre
Ricardo Blume ... Senador García Luna

Rosa María Bianchi ... Señora García Luna

Elizabeth Cervantes ... Rebeca
Itari Marta ... Rocío
Octavio Castro ... Taradito

Directed by
Javier 'Fox' Patrón 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Vicente Leñero 
Guillermo Ríos 

Produced by
Jorge Aragón .... executive producer
Epigmenio Ibarra .... producer
Carlos Payán .... producer
Inna Payán .... producer
Original Music by
Ramiro del Real 
Cinematography by
Patrick Murguia 
Film Editing by
Jorge García 
Javier 'Fox' Patrón 
Casting by
Manuel Teil 
Ana Urquidi 
Production Design by
André Krassoievitch 
Costume Design by
Malena De la Riva 
Makeup Department
Iñaki Legaspi .... special makeup assistant
Production Management
Jesús Ansaldo .... assistant production manager
Raymundo Díaz-González .... production director
Fernando Hubbe .... production manager
Tlacateotl Mata .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christian Diaz-Fonseca .... second assistant director: retakes
Fez Noriega .... second unit director
Karim Rateb .... third assistant director
Carlos Sariñana .... first assistant director
Art Department
Claudia Brewster .... assistant set dresser
Alisarine Ducolomb .... art department coordinator
Gabriela Matus .... on set dresser
Sound Department
Raymundo Ballesteros .... Music Sound Mixing Assistant
José Caldararo .... foley artist
Leandro de Loredo .... foley recordist
Antonio Diego .... sound
Miguel Ángel Molina .... sound re-recording mixer
Emmanuel Romero .... sound designer
Emmanuel Romero .... supervising sound editor
Rodolfo Romero .... sound designer
Leon Sandoval .... boom operator
Eduardo Vaisman .... foley recordist
Visual Effects by
Manuel Roberto Garcia .... visual effects
Miguel Lizarraga .... digital paint
Mevlana Rumi .... digital compositor (as rumi alba)
Hassan Ben Sabbah Uriostegui .... digital compositor
Ivan Jahzeel Villavicencio .... visual effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Arturo Castañeda .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Editorial Department
Gene Mendoza .... color timer
Mario Monroy Nieblas .... assistant editor (assistant editor)
Music Department
Lynn Fainchtein .... music supervisor
Other crew
Tatiana Abad .... production assistant
Paola Giordano .... assistant to executive producer
Mariana Gironella .... script supervisor
Alejandra Gonzalez-Reygadas .... digital production assistant
Eric Arcos Maldonado .... production coordinator (as Eric Arcos)
Renata Medero .... assistant production office coordinator
Simon Rubalcava .... production assistant: second unit

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Also Known As:
"Beyond the Sky" - USA (literal English title)
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Rated R for sexuality, language, drug use and violence
112 min
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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The End of Novo Cine Mexicano?, 27 February 2007
Author: ixta_coyotl

By a strange twist of fate I happened to watch this film right after Francis Ford Coppola's 1983 dud, Rumble Fish. Fuera del Cielo claims to be an original script, but you could have fooled me as it felt like a 75% copy of that earlier story.

Demian Bichir plays the quiet, brooding part of the Motorcycle Boy, here called Marlboro. Mickey Rourke couldn't do much with that part himself, and Bichir provides no more. Perhaps I'm too used to seeing him as an on-the-edge middle class capitalino, but I never bought into him in this part. As his nemesis, Damian Alcazar gives perhaps his most uninspiring performance. I think Alcazar is one of the best actors alive today, on par with de Niro. His problem here is certainly the lame script and poor camera angles from the primerizo director, which have the effect of making him look distant and small. Rafael Inclan as the uncle is a poor replication of his great uncle Miguel (along with Claude Raines one of the great character actors ever), but here he surprises with one of his better performances; its too bad the script leaves him hanging out to dry. The female roles are the best and most interesting: Dolores Heredia (the lead from Santitos) is excellent, and as her fast-blooming daughter, Martha Higareda (Amar Te Duele) steals and enlivens every scene. Finally, Armando Hernandez as el Kuku provides a perversely interesting feel in his most prominent role yet. This script has him crossed somewhere between Matt Dillan's role in Rumble Fish with Eric Roberts' from The Pope of Greenwich Village.

Fuera del Cielo is most interesting in a few odd off moments (Hernandez breaking things in the background, Inclan reflecting on his life, Higareda encountering her sexuality, or Alfedo Garcia's girlfriend Isel Vega posing as a mother). But for the most part, this film just feels worn out, like retreaded tires.

While Mexican cinema saw new directions in 2006 with documentaries, an animated film, and Guillermo del Toro's Laberinto del Fauna, New Mexican Cinema laid two stillborn eggs in the form of this film and Un Mundo Maravilloso. Whether the movement is completely dead or not will probably hinge on Sultanes del Sur, Alejandro Lozano's follow up to Matando Cabos with Tony Dalton and the Catalan Jordi Molla. Stay tuned.

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