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Bordertown (2006)

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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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Frank Kozerski
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Lourdes Jimenez (as Zaide Sylvia Gutierrez)
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Julio (as Julio Cesar Cedillo)
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Eduardo Lopes
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Eduardo's Man (as Ruben Rojas)
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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.


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

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The name of the newspaper that Jennifer Lopez's character worked for was the "Chicago Sentinel" whilst the name of the local paper that Antonio Banderas's character was editor of was "El Sol de Juárez". See more »

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Alfonso Diaz: Are you going to endanger their lives for a fucking story?
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not the greatest filming quality, but a must see for its story
2 February 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

This is a movie that is not a memorable example of cinematography (the plot is very Hollywood-ish, especially for a movie based on a real story), but the acting is quite good and it does give the viewer a fair idea of what is going on in the far away places (at times not so far after all) where our everyday gizmos are actually built in these days. And it is not a pretty picture, by any means. I think that the movie aimed at exposing the ugly truth of what has been going on right at the US border, where hundreds of women have been slaughtered for the past decade or so. But that was not all, because such nightmare did not, and does not, come out of nowhere: it comes straight out of the disastrous situation that exists in the modern-day sweat-houses (aka as 'manufacturing plants' to the big corporations) and the surrounding favelas where their workers live. And the sweat-houses are a direct consequence of, among the rest, 'trade agreements' like the NAFTA. So, even though some people might not like it, this is a political movie, and very rightly so. And now that I think of it, it does have some good cinematography in it: I find the photography extremely good. I liked the yellowish, desert-like tint that pervades the whole movie.


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