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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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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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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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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 Hell Without Limits (1978) See more »

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Mexico americano
Written by Rumel Fuentes
Performed by Los Lobos
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A good film
4 October 2010 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

As a Mexican who lives in México I have to say that it is very different to read the stories about crime, death, drugs, etc. in the newspapers than watching this film that put names and faces to the people involved in this kind of lifestyle. Some of the reviewers are very offended with the stereotypes in this movie, but it is undeniable that this movie portrays just one piece of reality about a part of our society. The offensive part should be that the rest of us live our lives normally without thinking about these things. It seems that many of us live in a different country, so far from this hell, and this movie is a great remainder of the problems we have as a country. I think that many of us are indifferent to these problems; we do not even imagine that this "war" affects all of us. I have read some reviews in which the way of telling the story is questioned and criticised. Many people think that the comedy is unnecessary, that it is a safe and easy way to say this kind of things, but I wonder if people are ready to pay to watch a film that does not involve comedy or any kind of humorous situation... sad but true, our TV and cinema culture is pathetic. Good for Luis Estrada, not everything is tequila, mariachi loco, spring break and telenovelas in México.


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