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El infierno (2010)

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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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
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El J.R.
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Emilio Guerrero ...
El Alcalde
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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 »

Goofs

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 The Golden Cockerel (1964) See more »

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Mis tres viejos
Written by Mario Quintero Lara
Performed by Los Tucanes de Tijuana
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Brutal, sharp, overwhelmingly real and just extraordinaire.
6 September 2010 | by (Sainte-Croix du Verdon, France) – See all my reviews

This is by far one of the most intense, realistic and utterly depressing portrait of Mexican reality nowadays. Given the fact that this film was released as part of the Mexican Independence Bicentennial, it is a slap in the face of the society, the government and the organised crime. Its tag line says it all: "Nothing to celebrate".

With much of irony, black comedy, and criticism, it disses everybody and everything: from the corrupted government institutions of a failed state, to the hypocrisy of a rotten Catholic church, to a de-humanised and selfish society. This film accurately reflects the current situation in Mexico. And it does with such mastery and accuracy, it shocks the viewer.

Best Mexican film this year by a wide margin. And one of the bests of all time.


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