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?

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Blanca
Asur Zagada ...
Juana Sanchez
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Fierro
Ivan Cortes ...
Cutberto
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Peralta
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Mickey Santos
Carolina Politi ...
Sara
Amorita Rasgado ...
Márgara
Enoc Leaño ...
Gobernador
Adriana Paz ...
Hilda
Lisa Owen ...
Silvia
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El Sultán
Juan Carlos Barreto ...
Alvarez
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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

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20 February 2009 (Mexico)  »

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Mexico's official submission to 82nd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2010. See more »

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In the scenes located in Juarez Avenue, it can be seen "transborde" buses and a big led screen with publicity. Those were activated in late 2006. (The story occurs on 1996) See more »

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laboriously lame lesbian litany
4 March 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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