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El Sicario, Room 164 (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 28 December 2011 (USA)
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The story of a hitman for the drug cartels in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

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El Sicario, Room 164 is an 80-minute documentary about a hit man. He has killed hundreds of people, is an expert in torture and kidnapping, and for many years was a commander of the state police in Chihuahua. At the moment, there is a contract on his life of $250,000. Written by rkonx

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grim but necessary, a must watch documentary, just brace yourself.
14 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have seen it, in English, legitimately. Incredibly dark, important film. If not to the systemic corruption and sanctioned drug trafficking which is crucially relevant to current affairs in Mexico, then it is an important piece into the psychology of someone who explains his "work" in a tone you expect a teacher would explain their administrative responsibilities.

His description of early enticement into the trade, through training, through to various responsibilities and participation in conducting brutality of "enormous suffering" at the will of "el patron". This interview is not only a confession of a mass murderer it is a testament to how organised and how rooted the drug industry is in the Mexican economy and politics. An echo of a tragic history which ripples across south America over the decades.


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