Bordertown (2006)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  22 February 2007 (Germany)
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A journalist investigates a series of murders near American-owned factories on the border of Juarez and El Paso.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maya Zapata ...
Eva Jimenez
Irineo Alvarez ...
Domingo Esparza
Aris Rodriguez
George Morgan
Young Lauren
Flight Attendant
Frank Kozerski
Gonzalo Mauro Montiel Aguirre ...
Curandero (as Gonzalo Mauro Montiel)
Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez ...
Lourdes Jimenez (as Zaide Sylvia Gutierrez)
Amelia Zapata ...
Lourdes's Friend
Julio (as Julio Cesar Cedillo)
Jorge Urzua ...
Eduardo Lopes
Ruben G. Rojas ...
Eduardo's Man (as Ruben Rojas)


Lauren, an impassioned American reporter for the Chicago Sentinel heads to Juarez, a Mexican bordertown, in order to investigate a series of mysterious slayings involving young factory women from all over Mexico. As she discovers hundreds of victims, she gains the trust of local factory workers but falls into danger. Written by Jlo-fan

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Lies. Corruption. Murder. One reporter will break the silence.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including a brutal rape, sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 February 2007 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Verdades que matan  »

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$21,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of two films made and released in 2006 which examined the so-called "Maquiladora Murders", the other film was The Virgin of Juarez (2006). See more »


Lourdes Jimenez: Si, we work in the factories, we know a little English.
Lauren Adrian: Well, maybe with your little English, and my VERY little Spanish, we can get through this.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 16 February 2008 (2008) See more »


Y Los Sabes Tu
Written by Rafael E. Rivera
Performed by Rafizone
Courtesy of BIHG, Inc.
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Excellent movie about corruption and injustice
10 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Reading the negative reviews of this movie was kind of shocking, really. This heartbreaking story was one that needed to be told, and with all the meaningless crap that is peddled out of Hollywood, this was like a breath of fresh air. Perhaps "Bordertown" won't get 10 Oscar nominations or whatever, but I enjoyed watching Jennifer Lopez unravel the mystery of what happened to Eva, the young girl attacked, left for dead, and miraculously survived. I thought the performances were courageous and not overdone, and the direction and cinematography was great. The price we pay in our humanity to get lower prices on electronics and other goods, and to line the pockets of corruption wherever it is found, is much too high. I wish more movies like "Bordertown" were being is quite sad to me that movies like this (also Erin Brokovich, North Country, Silkwood, as well as others) go straight to DVD and so many other movies with no message, just a grandiose budget and special effects, are more important than those with something to say.

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