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We Are What We Are (2010)

Somos lo que hay (original title)
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 »

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Jorge Michel Grau

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Jorge Michel Grau (screenplay)
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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 ... Director de la Funeraria
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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 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.

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Drama | Horror

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Jorge Michel Grau's intention was to make a film about familial disintegration. It just happened to be a horror movie about cannibals. See more »

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

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Mexican Treat!
22 October 2015 | by sanjidparvezSee all my reviews

This is a beautifully shot and constructed, a family drama and teen coming of age story built on a horror premise...the controversial & hard to digest sub-genre of Cannibalism! But if the gore hound fans are looking for gore & gruesomeness all over, they need to be patient. This character piece with art house attributes delivered much more than a full blooded horror; though the cannibal sequences are deliciously graphic when they arrive at close to the end, the director takes his time to getting there. The story is about a family with an awful secret binding them together as well as tearing them slowly apart, it's a dark exploration of family bonds & blood rituals where the family that eats together stays together! This is a shocking satire not only on family dysfunction but also on poverty, society and the law. Even the director himself described the film's themes as "family disintegration, urban violence, and social deprivation, the fight among minorities to survive and be noticed." A little more depth to the characters and some more understanding of the motivations may be needed but it would have taken away the brutal feeling of the film. But Somos Lo Que Hay aka We are what we are is still a very promising debut from a talented young director (Jorge Michel Grau) of Mexico.


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