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El infierno (2010)

Benjamin Garcia, Benny, is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the narco business, in which has for the first time in his life, an... See full summary »

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Luis Estrada

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Luis Estrada (screenplay), Luis Estrada (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Damián Alcázar ... Benny García
Joaquín Cosio ... El Cochiloco
Ernesto Gómez Cruz ... Don José Reyes
María Rojo ... Doña Mari Reyes
Elizabeth Cervantes ... La Cuñada
Daniel Giménez Cacho ... Capitán Ramírez
Jorge Zárate Jorge Zárate ... El Huasteco
Salvador Sánchez ... El Padrino
Angelina Peláez ... Mamá García
Kristyan Ferrer ... El Sobrino (as Kristian Ferrer)
Dagoberto Gama ... El Sargento
Mauricio Isaac ... El J.R.
Alejandro Calva ... Jefe de Policía
Emilio Guerrero ... El Alcalde
Silverio Palacios ... Hermanos Cucaracha
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Storyline

Benjamin Garcia, Benny, is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the narco business, in which has for the first time in his life, an spectacular rise surrounded by money, women, violence and fun. But very soon he discovers that criminal life does not always keep its promises. An epic black comedy about the world of Mafia and organized crime, Hell helps us to understand what everybody is asking: What is happening in Mexico today? Written by El Cochiloco

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Mexico 2010, El Infierno... Nada que celebrar

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated NC-17 for some graphic violence and explicit sexual content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Mexico]

Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

3 September 2010 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

El Narco See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In "Herod's Law", a previous movie by Luis Estrada, Gloria (Leticia Huijara) left a note to her husband with the P.S. "Nos vemos en el infierno"/"I'll see you in hell", possibly a hint reference for "El Infierno". See more »

Goofs

the closeup of the grenade tossed under the pickup truck clearly shows a big hole at the bottom of the grenade, which indicates it is a "dummy" grenade used for training and such, these type of grenades are usual army surplus store stuck. See more »

Connections

References Los tres García (1947) See more »

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Mexico americano
Written by Rumel Fuentes
Performed by Los pinguinos del norte
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A good film
4 October 2010 | by perlfarbenSee all my reviews

As a Mexican who lives in México I have to say that it is very different to read the stories about crime, death, drugs, etc. in the newspapers than watching this film that put names and faces to the people involved in this kind of lifestyle. Some of the reviewers are very offended with the stereotypes in this movie, but it is undeniable that this movie portrays just one piece of reality about a part of our society. The offensive part should be that the rest of us live our lives normally without thinking about these things. It seems that many of us live in a different country, so far from this hell, and this movie is a great remainder of the problems we have as a country. I think that many of us are indifferent to these problems; we do not even imagine that this "war" affects all of us. I have read some reviews in which the way of telling the story is questioned and criticised. Many people think that the comedy is unnecessary, that it is a safe and easy way to say this kind of things, but I wonder if people are ready to pay to watch a film that does not involve comedy or any kind of humorous situation... sad but true, our TV and cinema culture is pathetic. Good for Luis Estrada, not everything is tequila, mariachi loco, spring break and telenovelas in México.


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