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Heli (2013)

Not Rated  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  9 August 2013 (Mexico)
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Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.

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Heli
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Estela
Linda González ...
Sabrina
Juan Eduardo Palacios ...
Beto
Reina Torres ...
Detective Maribel
Ramón Álvarez ...
Evaristo
Gabriel Reyes ...
Detective Omar
Felix Alberto Pegueros Herrera ...
Comandate (as Félix Alberto Pegueros Herrera)
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Asesor Extranjero
Laura Saldaña Quintero ...
Rosalinda
Agustín Salazar Hernández ...
Bebé Santiago
Juan Pablo Nieves Dominguez ...
Chuchin
Jaime Osvaldo Chía Palacios ...
Maruchan
Virgilio López Macías ...
El Guayo
Eduardo Rene Salazar Güereca ...
El Morocho
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Heli, a factory worker in rural Mexico must try and protect his young family when his 12 year old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world when she agrees to look after some cocaine found by her older boyfriend. When the drug cartel want their drugs back they go after the boyfriend and Heli's young family. Written by Anonymous

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Official submission of Mexico to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »

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Esclavo y amo
Written by José Vaca Flores
Performed by Los Pasteles Verdes
Vocals by Aldo Guibovich
© Copyright 1961 by Brambila Musical México, S.A. de C.V./Vander Music
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Will you trust someone or fight back by yourself.
3 July 2014 | by (Somewhere in the Cosmos) – See all my reviews

An independent Mexican crime-drama. It was chosen to represent the country in the 86th academy awards. The story of a brother and sister. The responsibility of the brother was showcased when his family was torn by outraged men belong to the drug trafficking. Just another side story of the movie 'Trade' between a family, law and brutal world.

In a small desert town, Heli, in his 20s lives with his dad and a teen sister Estela. He's married and has a little baby. He and his dad work for the same automobile factory while his sister is at school. An army camp is held for nearby their village. Estela's secret relationship and army's raid on drug dealers, all these lead to get involved in an affair for this little family. The corrupted law is not an option to rely so Heli must stand his own and fight. The world he's after is not for a person like him, he had left no choice other than going for it.

It was a good movie in the aspect of exhibiting the contests. The synopsis says, it is a heroic movie. Heli won't just go into the underworld and smack everyone down. The presentation was in realistic approach. A very well told story with limited characters and dialogues. Yes the movie talks less and displays more, but not completely. Leaves many unsolved mysteries, though it makes you sure you understand without showing the other side of the narration. It's better as now than revealing everything because it could have been lots of violence. A couple of scenes were raw and violent. A bit disturbing as well.

The problem with this movie was the rest of the world received it well, but the natives did not. The reason is the country was portrayed in the bad shade. Like the one we always see in the Hollywood movies which denoted how dangerous is their neighbor. The flaw and the misuse in the law enforcement, especially people from isolated place had to face their problem by themselves. So Mexico's not the only one to have issues like this, but many other parts of the world do. The filmmaker hailed from there so he did this. Remember this movie is better compared to 'Trade' which was more disturbing. In the end, both these movies were not neglectable, because of the plot it showcase was one of the actual crimes that happens everywhere.


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