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 ... 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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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Alan Chavez - who plays Julian - was involved in an argument amongst his friends which escalated into gunfire. More shots were fired when the police arrived on the scene, with the result that Chavez was mortally wounded. The film is dedicated to him. See more »

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

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This IS what it IS – a subtle drama about cannibals
6 September 2011 | by tombrookes2007See all my reviews

Billed as a 'cannibal gore-fest' (on the DVD cover) this definitely is not. It so isn't, but what it is, is a clever drama about cannibals, with very little cannibalism. It is very much like, and maybe fueled by films like 'Let Me In'.

The film is about a man, who is a father and husband that dies from flash poisoning. He leaves behind a family of four, who will now have to hunt for their own flesh as he was the provider. The family is led by an erratic mother, intent on keeping the 'ritual' alive and keeping her family hidden. This however remains difficult as the sons try to step up and do the hunting (of prostitutes) and mess up, alerting local detectives and prostitutes.

The ending is good and some elements make this film a creditable experience, with some unique flavour (not blood) and I am left admiring it for what it is.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

3 December 2010 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

We Are What We Are See more »

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Mexico

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