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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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Official submission of Mexico to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2013 (2013) See more »

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What Mexican Cinema Needs
21 January 2015 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

This movie is a piece of art. Frame by frame you can clearly see Amat Escalante's and his team dedication.

The script is the best I have seen in any Mexican film. Beautifully captures the life in a broken country, where people can't go with the police and ask for help, where drug lords are the ones that run the government and people work all day to live a miserly life.

As a classical melody, the film moves slowly, giving you quiet strings at the beginning, some strong percussions in the middle and, in the end, just a piano playing sad arpeggios.

I hope to see more Mexican filmmakers develop projects like this in the future.


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