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

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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 ... See full summary »

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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
Kristyan Ferrer ...
El Smiley (as Kristian Ferrer)
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Giovanni Florido ...
El Sipe
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Ariel Galvan ...
Migrante #1
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Gabriela Garibaldi ...
Diana
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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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15 May 2009 (Mexico)  »

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Sin Nombre  »

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

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$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

The teardrop tattoo on el Casper's right eye is missing in two consecutive scenes on the top of the train but is visible on his face throughout the movie both before and after these scenes on the train. Interestingly, the tattoo is an important identifying mark/symbol in the movie and is specifically highlighted by gang members when asking locals if they have seen Casper as they try to find him and hunt him down. 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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LAST RIDE BACK TO KC
Composed by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
From the Motion Picture Score of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
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Terrific Film! a Must SEE
2 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A truly excellent film, and an important one for our time. It has a brutal, awakening reality to it, but only to show the innocence and courage the characters portray. It is a very pure, and new story of survival. Brilliantly shot, with a ver rich, and warm feel, at the same time is brings you to the frightening underworld of the vicious gang organizations in Central America. Academy Award nominated film producers Diego Luna and Gael Bernal obviously saw a diamond with this film and out came a modern day masterpiece. Cant believe i missed it in theaters. For a first film by Cary Fukunaga, it looks as if it's his 10th, showing no flaws, and with a cast of actors that do their characters amazing justice, Sin Nombre is a MUST SEE!


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The girl is an idiot. couldn't stand watching her. sophtwareslump
What was the deal with the girlfriend?? FredCDobbs
Awesome movie, but accents were off sarainunez
why did Sayra sniff him aghm
Why is the imdb rating so low? erik-783
Good film, MS in Mexico brings it down though IMO. britzsv
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