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Backyard (2009)

El Traspatio (original title)
The true story of the border town of Juarez, Mexico where since the mid-1990s thousands of women have gone missing or turned up as sun-burnt corpses in the desert. Can new police captain Blanca Bravo stop the savagery?

Director:

Carlos Carrera

Writers:

Sabina Berman (screenplay), Sabina Berman
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Credited cast:
Ana de la Reguera ... Blanca
Asur Zagada ... Juana Sanchez
Marco Pérez ... Fierro
Ivan Cortes Ivan Cortes ... Cutberto
Joaquín Cosio ... Peralta
Alejandro Calva ... Comandante
Jimmy Smits ... Mickey Santos
Carolina Politi ... Sara
Amorita Rasgado Amorita Rasgado ... Márgara
Enoc Leaño ... Gobernador
Adriana Paz Adriana Paz ... Hilda
Lisa Owen ... Silvia
Sayed Badreya ... El Sultán
Juan Carlos Barreto ... Alvarez
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paloma Arredondo Paloma Arredondo ... Elvia
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An astonishing fictional account of the unending series of murders of young women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, which began in 1996. Most of the victims are low-paid laborers who have been drawn to the town by the possibility of work at American-owned factories. In the film Mexican police officer Blanca Bravo is sent to Cuidad Juarez to investigate and comes to learn realities of these women's lives, as well as the truth about a police force and local power structure embodied by entrepreneur Mickey Santos that has ceased to care. Written by Human Rights Watch Film Festival

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A newspaper from Torreón, México reported that the cast and crew were followed, and to some degree bullied, by people while shooting on location in Ciudad Juárez, México. They even reported the robbery of equipment. See more »

Goofs

In the scenes located in Juarez Avenue, it can be seen "transborde" buses and a big led screen with publicity. Those were activated in late 2006. (The story occurs on 1996) See more »

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28 December 2010 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

While this was played at the Fantasy Filmfest, it is anything but. It's more documentary than fiction. And there is no fantasy to be had here. Of course it is a very well known fact that crimes are committed around the world, so does this movie offer any new insight? Depending on how much you know on that matter, it might.

And it is mostly "educactional" rather than entertaining. Trying to open our eyes to a very shameful situation happening. The question is, how much do we care or are we able and willing to change what is happening? Is it the old: "What can I do from where I am at?" or the "There is worse things happening elsewhere".

Whatever is true, the movie is harsh and down and dirty and not something that can be considered an easy watch. It's as uncomfortable as to be confronted with things like the ones I have mentioned above. If you think this review is harsh, you may wanna stay away from this movie too


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish | Tzotzil | English

Release Date:

20 February 2009 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Traspatio See more »

Filming Locations:

El Paso, Texas, USA

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$822,960
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