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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)
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Cast

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 ... 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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Taglines:

Young. Wild. Hungry.

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Drama | Horror

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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 »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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$338,166
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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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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These Cannibals have Moral Values!
8 April 2011 | by manjodudeSee all my reviews

I must say this is a very different horror movie. And it works. It's kinda unique & creepy.

I've seen many 'cannibalistic' horror movies but they didn't really induce fear. They were more like soft-porn, with so much nudity and minimal cannibalism. Well, this movie too hardly shows the eating of human flesh but it's the preparations towards the ritual of consuming the human that shakes you. The building up towards that moment is very well done in this movie. It accomplishes being a horror movie without being explicitly horror.

All the actors did a very fine job, especially Francisco Barreiro who was superb as Alfredo a confused teenager who struggles to deal with the cannibal & murderer in himself.

But there were some flaws. One being a lady's finger found inside a dead body. The finger nail still looks freshly polished! And whatever cannibalism is shown doesn't look convincing as its shot from a far distance or is not clear to the viewer's eye. It could have been more graphic to add more chills. And what I also found funny was the moral debate among the cannibals on whom to eat!

Verdict: Could have been more creepy, but still a munching time-pass :)


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