In Monterrey, Mexico, a young street gang spends their days dancing to slowed-down cumbia and attending parties. After a mix-up with a local cartel, their leader is forced to migrate to the U.S. but quickly longs to return home.


Fernando Frias


Fernando Frias
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Credited cast:
Daniel Garcia Daniel Garcia ... Ulises Sampiero (as Juan Daniel Garcia Treviño)
Xueming Angelina Chen Xueming Angelina Chen ... Lin
Sophia Metcalf ... Ice Agent
Jonathan Espinoza Jonathan Espinoza ... Jeremy
Coral Puente Coral Puente ... Chaparra
Fanny Tovar Fanny Tovar ... Negra
Gilberto Rivera Gilberto Rivera ... Gilberto
Brandon Stanton Brandon Stanton ... Photographer
Yesica Silva Yesica Silva ... Patricia (as Yesica Avigail Silvia Rios)
Adriana Arbelaes Adriana Arbelaes ... Gladys
Leo Zapata Leo Zapata ... Isai
Yahir Alday Yahir Alday ... Sudadera
Deyanira Coronado Deyanira Coronado ... La Prendida
Tania Alvarado Tania Alvarado ... Wendy
Juan Garcia Juan Garcia ... Omar


In the mountains of Monterrey, Mexico, a small street gang named "Los Terkos" spend their days listening to slowed down cumbia music and attending dance parties, showing off their outfits, hairstyles and gang alliances. These different bands of disaffected youth refer to themselves as Kolombianos, combining the Cholo culture with Colombian music. Ulises Samperio (17), the leader of Los Terkos, tries to protect his friends from the nefarious elements of a quickly evolving drug/political war, but after a misunderstanding with a local cartel, he is forced to leave for Jackson Heights, Queens, a diverse immigrant community in New York City. Ulises tries to assimilate, but when he learns that his gang and the whole Kolombia culture is under threat, he questions his place in America and longs to return home. Written by PPW Films

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Official submission of Mexico for the 'Best International Feature Film' category of the 93rd Academy Awards in 2021. See more »


The story happens in 2011. In the city landscape you can clearly see the Torre Top building, built in 2018. See more »

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Referenced in Una conversación: Ya no estoy aquí (2020) See more »

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A great story on How life's path can change in a moment

Excellent movie about a group of youngsters in a poor neighbourhood in Mexico lose themselves in Cumbia music. They design a counter culture and even with little or no money they express themselves in a street style that would be looked on in awe by peers in cities around the world.

The movie tells the story of friendship and youth and when a tragedy occurs how quickly things can change for the worse. This movie show the similarities in youth culture where they are subjected to ridicule, aggression, ostracised but even with all that their street cool is a massive attraction. If you look at history the eidelweiss pirates who were into jazz and fought the hitler youth in Germany or the working class English kids from north of England who danced to soul music they all have links irrespective of the country or time period.

Using authentic kids in the casting brought a real life element to this movie and it was believable and interesting to follow the twists and turns of one kid trying to get by and keeps getting knocked down, however music was always there as an escapism for him. Highly recommended.

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Release Date:

27 May 2020 (USA) See more »

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I'm No Longer Here See more »

Filming Locations:

Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

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