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El Narco (2010)
"El infierno" (original title)

NC-17  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  3 September 2010 (Mexico)
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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... See full summary »

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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
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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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Emilio Guerrero ...
El Alcalde
Silverio Palacios ...
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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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Rated NC-17 for some graphic violence and explicit sexual content | See all certifications »

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Genius tastes better with a grain of salt
23 September 2010 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

I assure you that this movie's legacy will still be talked about in decades to come. Certainly, the sole fact that this movie came to be speaks wonders of how great cinema can be made in Mexico, together with its box-office companion, "Hidalgo".

There is a little something for everyone: emotional dilemmas, intellectual reflection, and scenes so well composed that they're worthy of being shown in film schools. For the general public, the tasteful black comedy, the strong symbolic images, as well as the numerous occasions it gives for yelling "burn!!" (or "pedradas", in Spanish) will be the most memorable.

The ideas behind the making of this movie are definitely genius, but it still should be taken with a grain of salt. It is a very simplified view of the lower levels of the narco industry, as it only portrays the case of how a small rural town, with typical small-town values and small-town conservatism, is affected. The movie has been warmly received by the Mexican public, who after only seeing the consequences of this battle against narco forces, have no idea of what this narco business really is about, and crave any type of inside scoop they can get their hands on.

This movie presents what feels like great insight in an easily digestible way.


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