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La delgada línea amarilla (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama | 16 October 2015 (USA)
Five men are hired to paint the lines of a road. Painting 1 km/hour is slow enough to learn the lines between good and evil, laughter and despair, life and death. The challenges they face will change their lives forever.

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Celso R. García
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Damián Alcázar ... Toño
Joaquín Cosio ... Gabriel
Silverio Palacios ... Atayde
Gustavo Sánchez Parra ... Mario
Américo Hollander Américo Hollander ... Pablo
Fernando Becerril ... Ingeniero
Tara Parra ... Doña Carmen
Sara Juárez ... Lucía
Enoc Leaño Enoc Leaño ... Ramiro
Fermín Martínez Fermín Martínez ... Mecánico
Alejandro Cruz Alejandro Cruz ... Hombre de llantera
Erick Vega Erick Vega ... Joven conductor en curva
Andrés Pardave Andrés Pardave ... Recepcionista de hotel
Aldo Lechuga Aldo Lechuga ... Despachador de gasolina
Tomihuatzin Tomihuatzin ... Encargado de gasolinera (as Tomihuatzi)
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Five men are hired to paint the lines of a road. Painting 1 km/hour is slow enough to learn the lines between good and evil, laughter and despair, life and death. The challenges they face will change their lives forever.

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Drama

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Thin Yellow Line See more »

Filming Locations:

San Luis Potosí, Mexico

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Men at work, Mexican style...
8 January 2016 | by HedgehoginPSSee all my reviews

The Thin Yellow Line just played the Palm Springs International FilmFest. Having lived and worked in Mexico many years ago, I was immediately struck by its ring of authenticity. Everything about it reflects workaday life in "blue collar" Mexico. The story centers around a down-on-his-luck working stiff, Toño (Damian Alcaraz), encountering an old acquaintance who hires him to ramrod a crew of misfits (four guys who might have been picked up at some Home Depot parking lot) to paint a centerline on a back-country road in northern Mexico--210 km. in 15 days. The five of them, a beater pickup, an antiquated walk-behind spray painter, a wheelbarrow, and a dog undertake their own little odyssey. The task is simple; new challenges appear daily. Over a couple of weeks, what starts as a band of bothers becomes, slightly twisted, a band of brothers. The language, the horse play, the problems they encounter and their solutions to them are totally, characteristically, the Mexico I once knew. Because work pivots the plot, Thin Yellow Line exalts the working man in a way that few films of this genre do. Billed as a comedy (and occasionally quite funny), it's a minor-key Homeric, authentic slice of life in working class Mexico. An enjoyable film to watch, its awards are well deserved.


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