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La zona (2007)

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Residents of an enclosed neighborhood in the middle of Mexico DF are shocked by a violent crime, and for one resident in particular, young Alejandro, the drama is ratcheted up when he encounters the lone kid who escaped the event and is hiding out within the neighborhood's borders.

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Rodrigo Plá

Writers:

Laura Santullo, Laura Santullo (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Giménez Cacho ... Daniel
Daniel Tovar ... Alejandro
Alan Chávez Alan Chávez ... Miguel
Carlos Bardem ... Gerardo
Mario Zaragoza Mario Zaragoza ... Comandante Rigoberto
Marina de Tavira ... Andrea
Maribel Verdú ... Mariana
Fernando Becerril ... De La Garza
Andrés Montiel ... Diego
Claudio Obregón ... Ricardo
Blanca Guerra ... Lucía
Mayra Serbulo Mayra Serbulo ... Ernestina (as Mayra Sérbulo)
Asur Zagada Asur Zagada ... Carolina
Germán Valdés III Germán Valdés III ... Eddie (as Germán Váldez)
Pablo Aron López Pablo Aron López ... Mauricio (as Pablo Arón López)
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In Mexico City, a wealthy compound is surrounded by walls and surveillance system to protect the locals against the violence of the slums. During a stormy night, a billboard falls over the wall and three smalltime thieves cross the border through the breach to rob. They break into a house and kill an old lady; the residents organize militias to chase the delinquents. Two of them and one security guard are murdered by the vigilantes, but the sixteen year old Miguel hides in the basement of the teenager Alejandro. When Alejandro finds Miguel, he feeds and helps the boy, but it is impossible to escape from the Zone. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Memento Films [France]

Country:

Spain | Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

9 November 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Zona See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Social apartheid
26 July 2008 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

This is about the Mexican big city, there rich people have created a zone behind walls. They keep the world out, but they are also kept out. Three young thieves enter and the hunt begins. The rich just don't want to defend their privileges. They want to kill for them.

But few of them are monsters. And what could have been an after all rather conventional social thriller, is more than that. The plot turns many times and everything isn't what it seems.

A strong movie about a class hatred which is becoming a dangerous threat to our kind of societies. It's a warning to us, not just to the rich.


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