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Sangre de mi sangre (2007)

Padre Nuestro (original title)
TV-MA | | Drama, Thriller | 5 October 2007 (Spain)
A Mexican boy smuggles himself to Brooklyn to meet his long-lost father - only to have his identity stolen upon arrival by an impostor who seeks to steal the fathers' fortune.

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Armando Hernández ...
Jorge Adrián Espíndola ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sean Andrew ...
Police Officer #2
Leonardo Anzures ...
Simon
Luis Antonio Aponte ...
Foreman
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Restaurant Owner
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Polish Woman
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Anibal
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Restaurant Worker
Joe Giordanella ...
Police Officer #1 (as Lenny Ligotti)
Scott Glascock ...
John
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Rough-Shave
Yarida Hernandez ...
Woman
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A Mexican boy smuggles himself to Brooklyn to meet his long-lost father - only to have his identity stolen upon arrival by an impostor who seeks to steal the fathers' fortune.

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Drama | Thriller

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5 October 2007 (Spain)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$8,385 (USA) (16 May 2008)

Gross:

$54,166 (USA) (11 July 2008)
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2.35 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in At the Movies: Episode #5.41 (2008) See more »

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The other side of Under the Same Moon
21 December 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie really really amazed me and also kind of renewed my faith in Mexican cinema, although it is set in New York. As mentioned on this page, I definitely saw it as a counterpoint to Under the Same Moon, and it even features one of the same actors. It shows the side of (illegal) immigration that turns respectful, principled people into criminals and liars (and vice versa I would say). In his book "Las peliculas de mi vida" Alberto Fuguet quotes an el salvadorian cab driver as saying that everyone in El Salvador is a criminal but once they reach the USA they are all about helping each other. This movie, of course, attests to the contrary. It forces viewers to question their views about the plight of illegal immigrants, obviously, but also raises questions about the idea of entitlement and family. I can't recommend it enough, not only to fans of Latin American cinema, but to any North American who wants to see how bad the illegal immigrant experience can be.

Also excellent performances by the whole cast, but for me Armando Hernandez stole the show. I had only seen him previously in "Amar te duele," so obviously this was a pleasant surprise for me, but he oscillates between mildly menacing and downright sinister and despicable in a performance that affected me more than anything I've seen in a while. I'm sure he'll be getting some roles worthy of him based on this performance. Honorable mention as well to Juan Diego and Paola Mendoza, they were great.

For me, this is the kind of movie that I want to show to everyone I know, just because it is the kind of movie that made me question many ideas held by Mexicans and North Americans about the American dream. I think that although it is a much darker picture of Mexican entrance into America, it does coincide with Under the Same Moon in that very strong ties, and sometimes even familial ties, are formed based on shared language and/or experience. Watch this movie!


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