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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 man who has taken border patrol duties into his own racist hands.

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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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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Mexico | France

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

13 April 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bienvenue au pays de la liberté 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:

$1,828,933

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,607,334
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Desierto is the Spanish word for desert. See more »

Goofs

Color of Jim Beam is wrong (too orange), and froths like sweet tea. A guy swilling whiskey from the bottle while driving is unlikely to have alcohol free beer (O'Doul's) in the cup holder. A guy drinking tea from a bottle and near-beer from a can is probably not a hardened killer. More likely an actor trying to stay hydrated and sober. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Adela: [reading from a book] Leaving is a form of dying.
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Tracker
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Written by Woodkid
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The hunting party
16 April 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

Terrific experience here this movie which is a sort of mix-up between Don Medford's HUNTING PARTY and BEYOND THE REACH, released last year and starring Michael Douglas. But beware, BEYOND THE REACH is far far far lesser than this pure jewel from Mexico. Do not even dare to compare the two features, except for the basic script line, that's all. A brutal, powerful piece of work, folks. But I admit that I would have preferred a different ending, such as the one you had in HUNTING PARTY, back in 1970. THIS WAS AN ENDING.

But nevertheless, this movie is awesome. In the last fifteen minutes, I felt my heartbeat as a war drum.

Serious.

Go for it...


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