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Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017)

Vuelven (original title)
A dark fairy tale about a gang of five children trying to survive the horrific violence of the cartels and the ghosts created every day by the drug war.

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Issa López

Writer:

Issa López
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Cast

Credited cast:
Paola Lara Paola Lara ... Estrella
Juan Ramón López Juan Ramón López ... El Shine
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hanssel Casillas Hanssel Casillas ... Tucsi
Rodrigo Cortes Rodrigo Cortes ... Pop
Ianis Guerrero ... Caco
Tenoch Huerta ... El Chino
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Storyline

We are in some northern border. Any of them. All of them. Estrella is 10 years old and has 3 wishes: The first one, that her missing mother comes back and it happens. Her mother returns but she is dead and follows Estrella everywhere. Petrified, Estrella tries to escape from her by joining a gang orphaned by violence. Soon she realizes that dead are never left behind and when you are in the middle of brutality and violence, wishes never come true the way you want them to be. Written by Tania Benitez

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Fantasy | Horror

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

2 November 2017 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Tigers Are Not Afraid See more »

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Budget:

MXN 26,040,000 (estimated)
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Over six hundred children were considered, before the child cast members were finalized. See more »

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Devastating
2 March 2018 | by dokraussSee all my reviews

Wow. Just wow. A great movie about the destruction wrought by the Mexican drug trade on the innocent, in this case a group of kids left homeless and orphaned by a local drug gang. Not only do they murder the kids' parents with impunity, but they sell the kids into child sex rings. If it wasn't for the orphans' ten-year-old leader, Shine (wondrously portrayed by Juan Ramon Lopez) they'd all be dead or worse. Enter Estrella, a recently orphaned girl who brings with her three wishes, all of which devastate the orphans but bring a measure of justice, too. This is magical realism at its most tragic.


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