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Sin Nombre (2009)

Sin nombre (original title)
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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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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Giovanni Florido ...
El Sipe
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Ariel Galvan ...
Migrante #1
Diana García ...
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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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The homemade gun, made of pieces of steel pipe, is called a 'chimba'. 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 Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.8 (2011) See more »

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En el Barrio Ya No Hay Gente
Written by Manuel Varet
Performed by Vakero
Courtesy of Sunflower Entertainment / Jeremy Records
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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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