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Desierto (2015)

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A group of people trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States encounter a racist man who has taken border patrol duties into his own hands.

Director:

Jonás Cuarón
2 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gael García Bernal ... Moises
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Sam
Alondra Hidalgo Alondra Hidalgo ... Adela
Diego Cataño ... Mechas
Marco Pérez ... Lobo
David Peralta Arreola David Peralta Arreola ... Ulises
Óscar Flores Guerrero Óscar Flores Guerrero ... Ramiro
Erik Vázquez Erik Vázquez ... Coyote
Lew Temple ... Border Patrol
Aquileo De Jesús Calihua Aquileo De Jesús Calihua ... Migrant
Dionicio Roberto Avilés García Dionicio Roberto Avilés García ... Migrant
Víctor Alfonso Zárate Mendoza Víctor Alfonso Zárate Mendoza ... Migrant
Claudia Angélica Amador Castellanos Claudia Angélica Amador Castellanos ... Migrant
Francisco Jhonnathan Toscano Usnaya Francisco Jhonnathan Toscano Usnaya ... Migrant
Dolores Micaela Guzmán Méndez Dolores Micaela Guzmán Méndez ... Migrant
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Storyline

A group of Mexican emigrants attempts to cross the Mexican-US border. What begins as a hopeful journey becomes a harrowing, bloody and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante and his loyal Belgian Malinois dog chase the group of unarmed men and women through the treacherous borderland. In the harsh, unforgiving desert terrain, the odds are stacked firmly against them as they discover there's nowhere to hide from the unrelenting, merciless killer. Written by https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/258363-desierto

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Director Jonas Cuarón is the son of Alfonso Cuarón, director of Y Tú Mamá Tambien (2001), and Gravity (2013). See more »

Goofs

When the truck is flipped, it lands on the driver side. When they get out of it, the passenger side is severely damaged also. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Adela: [reading from a book] Leaving is a form of dying.
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Flare Gun
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Written by Woodkid
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Pointless story
5 September 2020 | by mrpoizunSee all my reviews

Morgan plays a right-wing desert rat disgusted with the Mexicans illegally crossing to the US. After a discouraging encounter with the Border Patrol, which has taken no action on his sighting of illegal crossings, he decides to take matters into his own hands when he spots a large group of immigrants, with the help of his vicious dog and high-powered rifle. What follows is a relentless, xenophobic fantasy of violence, gore and terror, with a very predictable ending. It's decently acted, but it has quite a few scenes that require too much suspension of disbelief, added just because they are in the script, apparently. There's just no point to this movie.


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Country:

Mexico | France

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

13 April 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Desierto See more »

Filming Locations:

Baja California, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$514,282, 16 October 2016

Gross USA:

$2,002,036

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,924,990
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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