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Heli (2013)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 9 August 2013 (Mexico)
Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.

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Director: Everardo González
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Heli
... Estela
Linda González ... Sabrina
Juan Eduardo Palacios ... Beto
Reina Torres ... Detective Maribel
Ramón Álvarez ... Evaristo
Gabriel Reyes ... Detective Omar
Felix Alberto Pegueros Herrera ... Comandate (as Félix Alberto Pegueros Herrera)
... Asesor Extranjero
Laura Saldaña Quintero ... Rosalinda
Agustín Salazar Hernández ... Bebé Santiago
Juan Pablo Nieves Dominguez ... Chuchin
Jaime Osvaldo Chía Palacios ... Maruchan
Virgilio López Macías ... El Guayo
Eduardo Rene Salazar Güereca ... El Morocho
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Heli, a factory worker in rural Mexico must try and protect his young family when his 12 year old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world when she agrees to look after some cocaine found by her older boyfriend. When the drug cartel want their drugs back they go after the boyfriend and Heli's young family. Written by Anonymous

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Ели  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Official submission of Mexico to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2013 (2013) See more »

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Game theme Tucha Tucha
Written by Gabriel Reyes
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Pretty movie
3 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

Reviewers will probably emphasize the violence depicted in this movie, and there are about 3 brutal scenes, but they should not be considered the main 'attraction' of this movie. There are tons wonderfully beautiful pictures that overshadow the violence, and I will remember this movie by those. There's a laugh here and there as well (Beto showing his strength, the female detective) and it's cool that all though the events that took place change Heli's life forever, he seems to come out healed in the end. There's hope, which is shown in a beautiful last shot by the way. Go and see it on a big screen if you can !


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