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Days of Grace (2011)

Días de gracia (original title)
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Mexico City. 2002, 2006, 2010. A cop. A hostage. A wife. Corruption, violence, vengeance. Three destinies, during 30 days, during three Soccer World Cups. Three ways to fight in order to survive.

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Everardo Gout (as Everardo Valerio Gout)

Writers:

Everardo Gout (as Everardo Valerio Gout), David Rutsala (additional writing) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carlos Bardem ... Victima X
Kristyan Ferrer ... Iguana / Doroteo
Tenoch Huerta ... Teacher / Lupe
José Alberto Solorzano José Alberto Solorzano ... Doroteo 9 años
Javier López Javier López ... Niño Asustado
Mario Zaragoza ... Melquiades
Sonia Couoh ... Esperanza
Areli Flores Areli Flores ... Emiliano Bebé
Valeria Galiendo Valeria Galiendo ... Emiliano Bebé
Jorge Roldan Jorge Roldan ... Don Rigo
Jorge Adrián Espíndola Jorge Adrián Espíndola ... Rafa (as Adrián Espíndola)
Dolores Heredia ... Susana
Eileen Yañez Eileen Yañez ... Maxedonia
Marco Pérez ... Gabino
Miguel Rodarte ... Testigo
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Mexico City. 2002, 2006, 2010. A cop. A hostage. A wife. Corruption, violence, vengeance. Three destinies, during 30 days, during three Soccer World Cups. Three ways to fight in order to survive.

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Crime | Thriller

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Written by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
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One cop, One kidnapping, Three World Cups.
21 February 2013 | by KnatLouieSee all my reviews

This is a story about a young policeman, Lupe (Tenoch Huerta), who tries to fight crime and corruption in his hometown Mexico City, where drug-cartels and criminal gangs have taken over completely.

All of Lupe's partners are apparently either rotten cops or simply cowards, who are afraid of sticking up to the gangsters that run the city, so he pretty much has to fight all the bad guys himself.

All this happens during the football world cup from 2004-2008. During the 2012 world cup, we follow a dramatic kidnapping, where an unfortunate businessman (Carlos Bardem - brother of Javier) is taken for ransom by a gang of ruthless thugs.

One of the thugs is a young man/boy Doroteo (Kristyan Ferrer), who is standing on the edge of becoming a hardened criminal, but after a previous run-in with the law (in the shape of Lupe), he is still unsure about his place in life. The kidnapped man and Doroteo form a secret alliance, and their relationship evolves greatly during the world cup, of which they both are fans and followers of.

The story is told with a lot of cross-cutting between the three world cups, and it can be a little hard to follow at times, but if you pay attention, it shouldn't be too difficult.

It's a very violent and brutal story, but it is filmed beautifully, with lots of creative camera-angles, so there's always something to find an interest in on-screen. It's a highly entertaining, but also very sad story.

Recommended for those who enjoyed City of God and/or Tropa de Elite, and similar movies about gangs in South and Middle-America.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,213, 3 May 2015

Gross USA:

$4,308

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$471,880
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2.39 : 1
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