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After entering a beauty contest in Tijuana, a young woman witnesses drug-related murders and is forced to do the gang's bidding.

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Laura Guerrero
Juan Carlos Galván ...
Arturo Guerrero
Noé Hernández ...
Lino Valdez
Irene Azuela ...
Jessica Verduzo
Javier Zaragoza ...
Ramón Guerrero
Lakshmi Picazo ...
Azucena 'Suzu' Ramos
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Kike Cámara
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Jimmy
Leonor Vitorica ...
Luisa Janes
Gabriel Heads ...
Agent Bell
Hugo Márquez ...
Javi Fernández
Miguel Couturier ...
General Salomón Duarte
Eduardo Mendizábal ...
Quiño
Sergio Gómez Padilla ...
Parca
Felipe Morales ...
Tío
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At 23, Laura Guerro and her friend Suzu enter the Miss Baja pageant. Both qualify, and while Laura waits at a nightclub for Suzu to break away so they can go shopping, a heavily-armed drug gang murders drug enforcement officials there. Laura escapes unharmed but can't find Suzu, so the next day she looks for her; her dogged behavior brings her to the cartel's attention, and they force her to assist them as they menace her father and younger brother. Lino, the gang's leader, decides Laura should finish the pageant although her only interest is escape. Every day drags her deeper and corruption is pervasive. What alternative is there to death or prison? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language, some brutal violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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9 September 2011 (Mexico)  »

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Miss Bala: I vasilissa tis omorfias  »

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The character of Laura Guerrero was loosely based on Mexican model and beauty queen, Laura Zúñiga. On December 22, 2008, Laura Zúñiga along with seven men were arrested for narco-trafficking ties in Zapopan, Jalisco. See more »

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Fantastik thriller.
29 September 2011 | by (London.) – See all my reviews

One of the most exciting young talents around, the Mexican director Gerardo Naranjo approaches the hot-button topic of drug violence through the perspective of an unlikely, unwitting heroine: a Tijuana beauty pageant contestant (Stephanie Sigman) who stumbles into the path of ruthless cartel operatives and corrupt officials. Although inspired by a true story, Miss Bala avoids docudrama clichés and tabloid sensationalism, and instead evokes the pervasive climate of fear and confusion that has enveloped daily life in some increasingly lawless pockets of northern Mexico. Using long takes and fluid, precise camera work, Naranjo fashions a highly original thriller: an anguished and harrowing mood piece with an undertow of bleakly absurdist humor and moments of heart-stopping action. A Fox International Productions release.


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