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Sin Nombre (2009)

Sin nombre (original title)
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A Honduran young girl and a Mexican gangster are united in a journey across the American border.

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Cary Joji Fukunaga (as Cary Jôji Fukunaga)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marco Antonio Aguirre Marco Antonio Aguirre ... Big Lips
Leonardo Alonso Leonardo Alonso ... Policía Judicial
Karla Cecilia Alvarado Karla Cecilia Alvarado ... Marera
Juan Pablo Arias Barrón Juan Pablo Arias Barrón ... Niño #3
Rosalba Belén Barrón Rosalba Belén Barrón ... Niño #2
Felipe Castro Felipe Castro ... Marero (as Sixto Felipe Castro)
Rosalba Quintana Cruz Rosalba Quintana Cruz ... Tierra Blanca Mujer
Marcela Feregrino Marcela Feregrino ... Kimberly
Kristyan Ferrer ... El Smiley (as Kristian Ferrer)
Edgar Flores ... Willy 'El Casper'
Giovani Florido ... El Sipe (as Giovanni Florido)
Paulina Gaitan ... Sayra
Ariel Galvan Ariel Galvan ... Migrante #1
Diana García ... Martha Marlene
Gabriela Garibaldi Gabriela Garibaldi ... Diana
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Storyline

Honduran teenager Sayra reunites with her father, an opportunity for her to potentially realize her dream of a life in the U.S. Moving to Mexico is the first step in a fateful journey of unexpected events. Written by IMDb Editors

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The greatest sin of all is risking nothing.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

17 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sin Nombre See more »

Filming Locations:

Torreón, Coahuíla, Mexico

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$81,446, 22 March 2009

Gross USA:

$2,536,665

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,101,756
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The title "Sin Nombre" translates as "without a name." See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the film, the city labeled as "Reynosa, Tamaulipas" is actually "Monterrey, Nuevo Leon." See more »

Quotes

Sayra: Back home, my friend Clarissa made me see this crazy neighbor, Doña Eleanor, you know, like witchcraft? She smoked this puro, then told me with her freaky voice that I'd make it to the U.S. but not in God's hand, perhaps in the Devil's.
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Ángel Navideño
Written by Miguel Ángel González Rodríguez
Performed by Pa'lante
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Intelligent, Gripping and Persuasive: The Immigrant Experience
23 February 2013 | by museumofdaveSee all my reviews

Instead of sensationalism for its own sake, director Fukunaga relates a gripping story straight, a clear narrative outlining the mental and physical journey taken by a young man recruited into a violent Latino gang and used by them to gather protection money to beef up the gang coffers; the young man makes choices that create difficulties his path one of both fear and self-awakening, and a parallel story of immigrants attempting to crash the U.S. border lines him up with a young woman of integrity. As noted by so many critics and reviewers, this is an often violent film, but how else to picture what we know has often made many border towns between the United States and Mexico unlivable? This is an important picture, a sincere and moving effort which captures a world most of us only read about


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