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Narco Cultura (2013)

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To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco traffickers have become iconic outlaws and the new models of fame and success. They represent a pathway out of the ghetto ... See full summary »

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To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco traffickers have become iconic outlaws and the new models of fame and success. They represent a pathway out of the ghetto - a new form of the American Dream, fueled by the war on drugs. NARCO CULTURA looks at this explosive phenomenon from within; cycles of addiction to money, drugs and violence that are rapidly gaining strength on both sides of the US/Mexican border. Written by Anonymous

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The hits just keep on coming.

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Rated R for grisly graphic images of disturbing violent content, drug material, language and brief nudity. | See all certifications »

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USA | Mexico

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

21 March 2014 (Mexico) See more »

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Наркокультура See more »

Filming Locations:

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,093, 22 November 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$144,405, 20 December 2013
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my beloved Juarez
3 August 2014 | by Raven-1969See all my reviews

"It smells of blood and death, and 50 meters from here, across the border, no one wants to know what happens, and they shut their eyes. I miss the Juarez where I grew up, where I played. Will it return again? What is the limit? Why go on? But at the same time, here I am, in my beloved Juarez." Another scary-wacky documentary along the lines of the "Act of Killing" from Indonesia. The truth is indeed stranger than fiction. 60,000 dead in Mexico since 2006. It is all taking place so near to the U.S., yet so far away from consciousness for many. Looking across the border recently from El Paso, I tried to imagine what it was like in Juarez. I did not imagine such insanity; palace style graveyards for dealers, broken systems for justice and law enforcement, the perverse glorification of the violence, the extremes people will go to in order to survive, . . .


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