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Desierto (2015)

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A group of people trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States encounter a man who has taken border patrol duties into his own racist hands.

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1 win & 11 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Sam
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Mechas
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Lobo
David Peralta Arreola ...
Ulises
Óscar Flores Guerrero ...
Ramiro
Erik Vázquez ...
Coyote
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Border Patrol
Aquileo De Jesús Calihua ...
Migrant
Dionicio Roberto Avilés García ...
Migrant
Víctor Alfonso Zárate Mendoza ...
Migrant
Claudia Angélica Amador Castellanos ...
Migrant
Francisco Jhonnathan Toscano Usnaya ...
Migrant
Dolores Micaela Guzmán Méndez ...
Migrant
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Storyline

What begins as a hopeful journey to seek a better life becomes a harrowing and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante chases a group of unarmed men and women through the treacherous U.S.-Mexican border. In the harsh, unforgiving desert terrain, the odds are stacked firmly against them as they continuously discover there's nowhere to hide from the Patriotic American trying to prevent more illegal immigrants from entering into the United States. Written by STX Entertainment

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A chase where only the strongest survive. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 April 2016 (France)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$514,282, 16 October 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,828,933, 6 November 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,607,334, 30 October 2016
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Not a single scene has been shot indoors. See more »

Goofs

Sam is firing an M1 Garand, chambered in either .30 '06 or .308 (It's a sporterized version). Despite using such a heavy caliber, he demonstrates almost no recoil from his shots. Worse, he makes shots at distances that would likely only hit their target if he was in a prone (laying down) rather than a standing or kneeling position. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Adela: [reading from a book] Leaving is a form of dying.
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Connections

Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.121 (2017) See more »

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Land Of All
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Written by Woodkid
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Good visuals, not much else
17 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

Desierto stars Gael Garcia Bernal, and Jefrey Dean Morgan, and its the story of some immigrants (including Gael Garcia Bernal) going to the U.S, but in order to go there, they need to cross the border. Then an American sees them and starts hunting them. First thing, the camera-work is pretty good. I was constantly impressed with the work of the camera man. Thats probably the only great thing about this movie. Desierto has absolutely no substance, it is just a simple cat and mouse movie. But it doesn't give you that feel of tension, because you simply don't care about the characters. The movie does not take the time to develop the characters, so we don't care about them, making the film feel bland and boring. The acting overall was alright, not awful, not excellent, just in the middle. As i previously stated, the cinematography is great, there are a lot of wide and long shots, so no problems there. The villain has absolutely no motivation, we don't know why he wants to kill them, so we don't identify with the villain. The blood and gore looked really cheap, there is rarely any logic in this film, characters do things without explanation and understanding and overall, just a boring movie with absolutely no character depth. 4.5/10


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