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Sangre de mi sangre (2007)

Padre Nuestro (original title)
TV-MA | | Drama, Thriller | 5 October 2007 (Spain)
A Mexican boy smuggles himself to Brooklyn to meet his long-lost father - only to have his identity stolen upon arrival by an impostor who seeks to steal the fathers' fortune.

Director:

Christopher Zalla
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jesús Ochoa ... Diego
Armando Hernández Armando Hernández ... Juan
Jorge Adrián Espíndola Jorge Adrián Espíndola ... Pedro
Paola Mendoza ... Magda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sean Andrew Sean Andrew ... Police Officer #2
Leonardo Anzures Leonardo Anzures ... Simon
Luis Antonio Aponte Luis Antonio Aponte ... Foreman
Jean Brassard ... Restaurant Owner
Barbara Danicka ... Polish Woman
Eugenio Derbez ... Anibal
Ricky Garcia Ricky Garcia ... Restaurant Worker
Joe Giordanella Joe Giordanella ... Police Officer #1 (as Lenny Ligotti)
Scott Glascock Scott Glascock ... John
Lev Gorn ... Rough-Shave
Yarida Hernandez Yarida Hernandez ... Woman
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Storyline

A Mexican boy smuggles himself to Brooklyn to meet his long-lost father - only to have his identity stolen upon arrival by an impostor who seeks to steal the fathers' fortune.

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

USA | Argentina

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

5 October 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,385, 18 May 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$54,166, 13 July 2008
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A wonderful eye-opener which leaves us all touched
14 June 2009 | by pizzazzman2000See all my reviews

I went to see this movie, with a view to getting a grip on the behind-the-scenes real-life struggles in the realm of the rampant illegal immigration. To sum it up, I left the big-screen room, with an embedded emblem in my mind which had inscribed on it "poverty,hunger, and desperation can trigger the barbaric side of us".

Some brilliant acting from the four principal characters: Diego, Juan, Pedro, and Magda. In fact, it was their virtuoso contribution that gave the flick its unfolding narrative, which nicely touches upon the dogfight arena that we rarely get to hear about even today. A movie which surely keeps you glued to the screen till the very last second it leaves the screen. Definitely worth its salt.

A good job by Christopher Zalla.. From the very beginning, we could see that Juan, innocent as he was deep inside, could not resist the madness inside him that was triggered by his struggle, desperation, hunger, etc, similar to the spontaneous effects of gravity in this universe. Each man for himself. No friendship. If anything similar to friendship, then conditions for cooperation. A nice rule/formula, played out nicely not only in this movie, but also within the real-life framework of the illegal immigrant society, facing deportation the moment they are in the hands of the cops. For them, they know only one language : "struggle", with it's only words :"food","money","shelter".

I'd recommend this film to anyone who either has not woken up to the reality of cruelty and hardships which illegal immigrants in the US face, or who questions it in any way. A nice eye-opener for us.


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