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El Narco (2010)

El infierno (original title)
Benjamin Garcia, Benny, is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the narco business, in which has for the first time in his life, an... See full summary »

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Cast

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Benny García
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Ernesto Gómez Cruz ...
Don José Reyes
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Doña Mari Reyes
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La Cuñada
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Capitán Ramírez
Jorge Zárate ...
El Huasteco
Salvador Sánchez ...
El Padrino
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Mamá García
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El Sobrino (as Kristian Ferrer)
Dagoberto Gama ...
El Sargento
Mauricio Isaac ...
El J.R.
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Jefe de Policía
Emilio Guerrero ...
El Alcalde
Silverio Palacios ...
Hermanos Cucaracha
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Benjamin Garcia, Benny, is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the narco business, in which has for the first time in his life, an spectacular rise surrounded by money, women, violence and fun. But very soon he'll discovers that criminal life does not always keeps his promises. Epic black comedy about the world of Mafia and organized crime, HELL helps us to understand what everybody is asking: What is happening in Mexico today? Written by El Cochiloco

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Mexico 2010, El Infierno... Nada que celebrar

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated NC-17 for some graphic violence and explicit sexual content | See all certifications »

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3 September 2010 (Mexico)  »

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Trivia

In "Herod's Law", a previous movie by Luis Estrada, Gloria (Leticia Huijara) left a note to her husband with the P.S. "Nos vemos en el infierno"/"I'll see you in hell", possibly a hint reference for "El Infierno". See more »

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the closeup of the grenade tossed under the pickup truck clearly shows a big hole at the bottom of the grenade, which indicates it is a "dummy" grenade used for training and such, these type of grenades are usual army surplus store stuck. See more »

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References Los tres García (1947) See more »

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Quite solid, for the most part
25 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie, but I have yet to see a film show the depth of narco-violence in full honesty. Many related films (e.g. Infierno, Coyote, Sicario) touch on it, but they pull back always, and right when realism calls for naturalism (i.e. Today, a "simple" gun execution is considered a merciful fate; decapitations are a manner of death and do not occur after death). For instance, Infierno would have been a far different film had the Zetas been presented (although they are alluded to when Reyes gets help from the City of Reynosa). One has only to view how Los Zetas and the Gulf Cartel compete with decapitation videos to understand that while Infierno has moments of suspense and horror, it does not create an overwhelming sense f dread.

Well acted and photographed otherwise.


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