The true story of the border town of Juarez, Mexico where since the mid-1990s thousands of women have gone missing or turned up as sun-burnt corpses in the desert. Can new police captain Blanca Bravo stop the savagery?
An astonishing fictional account of the unending series of murders of young women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, which began in 1996. Most of the victims are low-paid laborers who have been drawn to the town by the possibility of work at American-owned factories. In the film Mexican police officer Blanca Bravo is sent to Cuidad Juarez to investigate and comes to learn realities of these women's lives, as well as the truth about a police force and local power structure embodied by entrepreneur Mickey Santos that has ceased to care. Written by
Human Rights Watch Film Festival
VERY loosely (and I can't emphasize this enough) on the case of Abdel Sharif, the film covers the topic of the high murder rate of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico exposed when mass-graves were found in the surrounding desert last decade. While Traspatio attempts to "personalize" the events through very believable character back-stories, it sadly turns into an ultra-feminist sounding-board/propaganda film with the essential message being: "men baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad!" Yes, every single male character is unlikable in this movie; ranging from the simply incompetent to the dime-store evil villain. The movie is very graphic and violent...the rape scenes almost seem more gratuitous than shocking. I guess the only good thing I can say is the American version "Bordertown" with Jennifer Lopez was only slightly worse.
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