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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 overview, first billed only:
Benny García
Ernesto Gómez Cruz ...
Don José Reyes
Doña Mari Reyes
La Cuñada
Capitán Ramírez
Jorge Zárate ...
El Huasteco
Salvador Sánchez ...
El Padrino
Mamá García
El Sobrino (as Kristian Ferrer)
Dagoberto Gama ...
El Sargento
Mauricio Isaac ...
El J.R.
Jefe de Policía
Emilio Guerrero ...
El Alcalde
Hermanos Cucaracha


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


Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

3 September 2010 (Mexico)  »

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El Narco  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


References Salón México (1949) See more »


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A sad Mexican reality
3 September 2010 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

This is a picture of Mexico's reality: drugs, violence, corruption and zero opportunities to people. Estrada is a no-fear director that shows what are happening in my country, he told about corruption in police corps, army, politicians inclusive with president Calderon y former's presidents, the church (catholic) has a important role in the film. Damian Alcazar is a warranty, Joaquin Cosio, Gomez Cruz, Maria Rojo, Salvador Sanchez all of them great actors that make a brilliant movie. The story is about Benny Garcia (Alcazar) a deported Mexican who found his town worst than ever, without job and no money he was introduced to mob group by his best friend Cochiloco (Cosio). Love and violence, loyalty and human feelings is mixed in this picture. Congratulations to Estrada for his courage to say the things like are in a country like Mexico.

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