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Bordertown (2007)

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A journalist investigates a series of murders near American-owned factories on the border of Juarez and El Paso.

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Gregory Nava

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Gregory Nava
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maya Zapata ... Eva Jimenez
Irineo Alvarez Irineo Alvarez ... Domingo Esparza
Rene Rivera ... Aris Rodriguez
Jennifer Lopez ... Lauren Adrian
Martin Sheen ... George Morgan
Karolinah Villarreal ... Young Lauren
Debrianna Mansini ... Flight Attendant
Randall Batinkoff ... Frank Kozerski
Gonzalo Mauro Montiel Aguirre Gonzalo Mauro Montiel Aguirre ... Curandero (as Gonzalo Mauro Montiel)
Antonio Banderas ... Alfonso Diaz
Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez ... Lourdes Jimenez (as Zaide Sylvia Gutierrez)
Amelia Zapata Amelia Zapata ... Lourdes's Friend
Julio Cesar Cedillo ... Julio
Jorge Urzua Jorge Urzua ... Eduardo Lopes
Ruben G. Rojas Ruben G. Rojas ... Eduardo's Man (as Ruben Rojas)
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Storyline

Lauren, an impassioned American reporter for the Chicago Sentinel heads to Juarez, a Mexican bordertown, in order to investigate a series of mysterious slayings involving young factory women from all over Mexico. As she discovers hundreds of victims, she gains the trust of local factory workers but falls into danger. Written by Jlo-fan

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Taglines:

Lies. Corruption. Murder. One reporter will break the silence. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including a brutal rape, sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Release Date:

16 May 2008 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Verdades que matan See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,329,799
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to writer-director-producer Gregory Nava, writers which inspired this film's screenplay included Miguel Ángel Asturias, Charles Dickens and Gabriel García Márquez, See more »

Quotes

Lauren Adrian: It isn't free trade! It's slave trade! It's a goddamn scam, and everybody is making too much money to give a shit about these women!
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Soundtracks

La Camisa Negra
Written by Juanes
Performed by Juanes
Courtesy of Universal Music
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Drama-denounce about hundred of murders in city of Juarez
18 June 2008 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The story talks about Lauren(Jennifer López), an obstinate reporter working in Chicago Sentinel. She's assigned by her chief(Marin Sheen) going to a Mexican Bordertown, where in location of Juarez occur a series of killings when the workers are forced displacement. Eva(Zapata)is cruelly raped and with the help of Lauren and a Mexican journalist(Antonio Banderas) investigate the events. Eva is being protected by Mexican owner (Sonia Braga) but she flees and is caught by the border policemen when has to testify against the rapist. Meanwhile in order to discover the deeds Lauren is working in a Juarez factory where the workers are tired of being nothing more than manual laborers . Lauren gains trust of local factory proprietary(Juan Diego Botto).

Although this movie is fictional, at times it feels like a documentary. The story blends suspense, intrigue, violence and political denounce. Also deals the hardships work told in graphic detail, recounting a relentless criticism to NAFTA(North American free trade) organization . This is a dramatic and serious movie where the starring- well performed by Jennifer Lopez and Antonio Banderas- encounter in the midst of deep struggle oppressive forces outside their control, as they confront against nasty killers and corrupt people. Evocative musical score by Graeme Revell and colorful cinematography by Reynaldo Villalobos. The film was nominated for Golden Berlin Award. The motion picture is expertly directed by Gregory Nava. He's a specialist on Mexican thematic, such as 'Selena, A time of destiny, My Family', and his best movie: 'The North. This film will make you think twice about the product buy or make you food for the reason of long hours in jobs and low wages.


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