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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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Genres:

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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Box Office

Budget:

MXN 26,040,000 (estimated)
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Color
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The film was shot in chronological order, and the child actors were never shown a script. This was done to elicit the children's authentic reactions to what was going on around them. See more »

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Touching, Beautiful
23 April 2018 | by cjayeSee all my reviews

I saw this at Imagine Film Fest and absolutely loved it. It tore me up it was so sad, but it wasn't a depressing film, it had a lot of hope and love. I loved how the lead was a girl. It also was simple, in that it conveyed great depth throughout without being self-aware or manipulating audiences feelings.


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