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La cerca (2005)

TV-PG | | Drama, Short, Western | 4 May 2005 (USA)
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An aged Mexican man recounts a vivid memory of his youth: The year was 1959. At the age of 17, Niño arrived to California from Mexico to live with his father, Chappa, on a modest cattle ... See full summary »


Summer-Joy Main (as S.J. Main)


Summer-Joy Main (story) (as S.J. Main), Summer-Joy Main (screenplay) (as S.J. Main) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Edward James Olmos ... Narrator / Old Niño
Ehécatl Chávez ... Pepe
Hector A. Garcia ... Niño (as Héctor A. García)
Roger E. Fanter Roger E. Fanter ... Ranch Owner
Eloy Méndez Eloy Méndez ... Inyo
René Pereyra René Pereyra ... Chappa


An aged Mexican man recounts a vivid memory of his youth: The year was 1959. At the age of 17, Niño arrived to California from Mexico to live with his father, Chappa, on a modest cattle ranch in the rural coastal Santa Lucia Mountains. Working tedious hours as a ranch-hand, Niño found himself trapped within the confines of a barbed wire world. Niño could not imagine a life different than the laborious one he led. That was, until a cow broke free from the herd and discovered a bizarre opening in the fence. Niño tracked the cow across the fence-line and into the wild unknown. Niño's discovery of the unexplored world beyond the barbed wire fence changed his life forever. Written by T.P.

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Discover your boundaries, and break through.


Drama | Short | Western








Release Date:

4 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fence See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Well done, beautiful film.
8 June 2005 | by zungi12See all my reviews

Saw this film in New York. The acting, cinematography, and timing are absolutely beautiful, as well as absorbing. I was stunned when I saw the film. This quality is rarely seen anymore. There was excellent original music, which enhanced the mood of the film, subtly supporting the acting. The setting was stunning--apparently the Central Coast of California. The message was also one that more Americans should hear--that we are all alike and have the same relationships (even if you are a Mexican laborer). The acting was real; the relationship between the father and son was totally believable. We need more films like this--with originality in topic and presentation. This film is a "must see."

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