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The Zone (2007)

La zona (original title)
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Residents of an enclosed neighborhood in the middle of Mexico DF are shocked by a violent crime, and for one resident in particular, young Alejandro, the drama is ratcheted up when he encounters the lone kid who escaped the event and is hiding out within the neighborhood's borders.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Tovar ...
Alan Chávez ...
Mario Zaragoza ...
Comandante Rigoberto
Marina de Tavira ...
De La Garza
Claudio Obregón ...
Mayra Serbulo ...
Ernestina (as Mayra Sérbulo)
Asur Zagada ...
Germán Valdés III ...
Eddie (as Germán Váldez)
Pablo Aron López ...
Mauricio (as Pablo Arón López)


In Mexico City, a wealthy compound is surrounded by walls and surveillance system to protect the locals against the violence of the slums. During a stormy night, a billboard falls over the wall and three smalltime thieves cross the border through the breach to rob. They break into a house and kill an old lady; the residents organize militias to chase the delinquents. Two of them and one security guard are murdered by the vigilantes, but the sixteen year old Miguel hides in the basement of the teenager Alejandro. When Alejandro finds Miguel, he feeds and helps the boy, but it is impossible to escape from the Zone. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

9 November 2007 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

A Zona - Propriedade Privada  »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Referenced in At the Movies: Episode #5.41 (2008) See more »


Ahora Tù (Cumbia)
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30 July 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Every year there's a summer movie festival in the open court of an old palace in my town. I like going there, with some friends of mine or alone, to see films carefully chosen every time from the recent months new releases. The logic is: no blockbusters, high quality. I knew nothing about "La Zona". From the first minute, i was given the possibility to see the future directly in the eyes of Aldous Huxley or George Orwell, if they were here now. The birth of a brave new world, full of violence, where law is a word without meaning. Or with a lot of different meanings, that's the same. The plot is very simple,but brilliant. A perfect mechanism, with classical roles and fantastic acting. Destiny is in the air, like in Greek tragedy, and the best of all is that you can't identify yourself with one or the other easily. If you do that, you'll be someway guilty. Not to miss.

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