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Somos lo que hay (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror | 3 December 2010 (Mexico)
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When the patriarch of the family passes away, the teenage children must take responsibility for the family chores: the preparation of the rituals, the hunting and putting the all-important ... See full summary »


Jorge Michel Grau


Jorge Michel Grau (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Francisco Barreiro ... Alfredo
Paulina Gaitan ... Sabina (as Paulina Gaitán)
Alan Chávez Alan Chávez ... Julián
Carmen Beato Carmen Beato ... Patricia
Adrián Aguirre Adrián Aguirre ... Adriana
Jorge Zárate Jorge Zárate ... Owen
Esteban Soberanes Esteban Soberanes ... Octavio
Miguel Ángel Hoppe Miguel Ángel Hoppe ... Gustavo
Noé Hernández Noé Hernández ... Taxista
Octavio Michel Octavio Michel ... Teniente
Humberto Yáñez Humberto Yáñez ... Papá
Darwin Enahudy Darwin Enahudy ... Empleado tienda
Alejandro Faugier Alejandro Faugier ... Dueño Reloj
Elida Contreras Elida Contreras ... Lideresa
Juan Carlos Colombo Juan Carlos Colombo ... Director de la Funeraria


When the patriarch of the family passes away, the teenage children must take responsibility for the family chores: the preparation of the rituals, the hunting and putting the all-important meat on the table. These newfound responsibilities are even more daunting, however, when you live in the city and happen to be a family of cannibals. Written by Anonymous

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Young. Wild. Hungry.


Drama | Horror


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3 December 2010 (Mexico) See more »

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We Are What We Are See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Juan Carlos Colombo (Funeral Director) and Daniel Giménez Cacho (Tito) played the same roles in Cronos (1993). See more »


Remade as We Are What We Are (2013) See more »

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Unpleasant Movie and Characters
3 November 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Mexico, the patriarch (Humberto Yáñez) of a family of cannibals dies in a shopping mall. He is a watchmaker that supports his family and his sons Alfredo (Francisco Barreiro) and Julián (Alan Chávez) go to the street market to work in his booth. However the manager evicts them from the market since their father owes three-week rental to her. When they return home, their sister Sabina (Paulina Gaitan) informs that their father has died in the mall. While the three siblings discuss who will be the family provider for their rituals, their mother Patricia (Carmen Beato) locks herself in a room. Alfredo and Julián initially assume the responsibility but they are clumsy and soon two corrupt police detectives track them down.

"Somos lo que hay" is an unpleasant Mexican low-budget movie with displeasing characters. A couple of days ago, I saw the good 2013 remake and I was curious to see the original feature. I found it very disappointing, with nasty characters and situations. Further, it is difficulty to say if the author of this horror movie wishes to show social problems in Mexico (poverty, prostitution, corrupt police etc.), drama or whatever. My vote is four.

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