7.6/10
28,382
87 user 157 critic

Sin Nombre (2009)

Sin nombre (original title)
Trailer
2:02 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $9.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
Sin Nombre is a movie starring Paulina Gaitan, Marco Antonio Aguirre, and Leonardo Alonso. A Honduran young girl and a Mexican gangster are united in a journey across the American border.

Director:

(as Cary Jôji Fukunaga)
14 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

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

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The greatest sin of all is risking nothing.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

17 April 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sin Nombre  »

Filming Locations:


Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$81,446, 22 March 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,534,351, 12 July 2009
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Cary Fukunagra spent two years researching the film, spending time with people on the trains and with gangsters in Central America. He also used two gang members to script edit making the slang and language as up to date and realistic as possible 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.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.8 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

SONG FOR BOB
Composed by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
From the Motion Picture Score of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
(Film Festival prints only)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
An Epic and Marvelous First Film
11 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

I saw this beautifully crafted new film at Sundance and was completely entranced. The cinematography and design is astounding. The new faces and local actors give everything for the project. The writer/director did an extensive amount of research including riding on the tops of trains with immigrants crossing Mexico, and spending time with MS gang members. And indeed the film is full of all kinds of personal, empirical moments that reach up and contrast the violence and epic quality of the piece. Ultimately the film has a very classical quality that evokes an "Odyssey" kind of timelessness. Everyone should go see this in the theatres the moment it comes out. Great, great first film.


41 of 48 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 87 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial