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Sin Nombre (2009)
"Sin nombre" (original title)

R  |   |  Adventure, Crime, Drama  |  17 April 2009 (USA)
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A Honduran young girl and a Mexican gangster are united in a journey across the American border.

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(as Cary Jôji Fukunaga)

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(as Cary Joji Fukunaga)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marco Antonio Aguirre ...
Big Lips
Leonardo Alonso ...
Policía Judicial
Karla Cecilia Alvarado ...
Marera
Juan Pablo Arias Barrón ...
Niño #3
Rosalba Belén Barrón ...
Niño #2
Felipe Castro ...
Marero (as Sixto Felipe Castro)
Rosalba Quintana Cruz ...
Tierra Blanca Mujer
Marcela Feregrino ...
Kimberly
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El Smiley (as Kristian Ferrer)
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El Sipe
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Ariel Galvan ...
Migrante #1
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Gabriela Garibaldi ...
Diana
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Storyline

Honduran teenager Sayra reunites with her father, an opportunity for her to potentially realize her dream of a life in the U.S. Moving to Mexico is the first step in a fateful journey of unexpected events. Written by IMDb Editors

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The greatest sin of all is risking nothing.


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Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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17 April 2009 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$81,446 (USA) (20 March 2009)

Gross:

$2,534,351 (USA) (10 July 2009)
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Trivia

Cary Fukunagra spent two years researching the film, spending time with people on the trains and with gangsters in Central America. He also used two gang members to script edit making the slang and language as up to date and realistic as possible See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the film, the city labeled as "Reynosa, Tamaulipas" is actually "Monterrey, Nuevo Leon." See more »

Quotes

Sayra: Back home, my friend Clarissa made me see this crazy neighbor, Doña Eleanor, you know, like witchcraft? She smoked this puro, then told me with her freaky voice that I'd make it to the U.S. but not in God's hand, perhaps in the Devil's.
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Referenced in Stockholms 20th International Film Festival (2009) See more »

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Ángel Navideño
Written by Miguel Ángel González Rodríguez
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An Epic and Marvelous First Film
11 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this beautifully crafted new film at Sundance and was completely entranced. The cinematography and design is astounding. The new faces and local actors give everything for the project. The writer/director did an extensive amount of research including riding on the tops of trains with immigrants crossing Mexico, and spending time with MS gang members. And indeed the film is full of all kinds of personal, empirical moments that reach up and contrast the violence and epic quality of the piece. Ultimately the film has a very classical quality that evokes an "Odyssey" kind of timelessness. Everyone should go see this in the theatres the moment it comes out. Great, great first film.


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The girl is an idiot. couldn't stand watching her. sophtwareslump
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