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Tigers Are Not Afraid ()

Vuelven (original title)
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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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Paola Lara ...
Estrella
Juan Ramón López ...
El Shine
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nery Arredondo ...
Morro
Hanssel Casillas ...
Tucsi
Rodrigo Cortes ...
Pop
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Caco
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El Chino

Directed by

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Issa López

Written by

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Issa López ... (written by)

Produced by

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Tania Benítez ... co-producer
Marco Polo Constandse ... producer
Fuad Abed Dalton ... line producer
Francisco González Compeán ... executive producer
Issa López ... executive producer
Carlos Taibo ... executive producer

Music by

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Vince Pope

Cinematography by

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Juan Jose Saravia

Film Editing by

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Joaquim Martí

Editorial Department

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Perla Carpio ... post-production assistant
Juan Antonio Casaus ... digital intermediate supervisor
Rémy De Vlieger ... colorist
Claudia Mera ... post-production coordinator
Ricardo Poery ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Andrea Abbiati
Isabel Cortázar

Art Direction by

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Ana Solares

Costume Design by

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Andrea de Luna
Daniela M. García Morales ... (as Daniela García)
Bertha Romero
Itzel Soriano

Makeup Department

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Adam Zoller ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Tania Benítez ... executive in charge of production
Vanessa Hernández ... post-production supervisor
Gerardo Medina ... unit manager
Carlos A. Morales ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sebastián Barrera ... second assistant director
Daniela Sanchez Battenberg ... second second assistant director / kid wrangler
Hiromi Kamata ... first assistant director
Alejandra Treviño ... second second assistant director
Rodrigo Urbano ... first assistant director: second unit

Art Department

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Lisa Cota ... Art Dept Coordinator
Eliu González Gómez ... on set dresser
Irene Zamora ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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Mark Allen ... sound effects editor
Jaime Baksht ... re-recording mixer
Roy Ballesteros ... adr assistant
Omar Blanco ... dialogue editor
Tara Blume ... foley artist
Emilio Cortés ... production sound mixer
Michelle Couttolenc ... re-recording mixer assistant
Joel de la Rosa ... boom operator
Martín Hernández ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
Xiao Hou ... assistant sound editor
Ryan Maguire ... foley mixer
Miguel Molina ... adr mixer
Maluz Orozco ... sound editor / sound effects editor
Alejandro Quevedo ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
Marlene Zermeño ... assistant sound editor

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Adrian Alanis ... digital compositor
Giselle Amkie ... digital compositor
Alberto Díaz ... digital compositor
Alejandra García Zúñiga ... visual effects coordinator
Ingrid Juliao ... digital compositor: Flipbook Studio
Juan Carlos Lepe ... CG supervisor
Edgar Piña ... visual effects generalist
Raul Prado ... visual effects supervisor
Samantha Salinas del Castillo ... digital compositor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Miguel Angel Argumedo ... first assistant camera
Jessica Arzate ... second assistant camera
Tania Barajas Marquez ... assistant camera
León Nik ... Second Unit Director of Photography

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Andrea de Luna ... costumer
Alejandra Gamez ... assistant costume designer
Daniela M. García Morales ... costume supervisor (as Daniela García)
Itzel Soriano ... costumer
Atelier Vesture ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Alejandra Sandoval ... location coordinator

Music Department

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Lynn Fainchtein ... music supervisor

Script and Continuity Department

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Coco Levy ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Carlos Algara ... post production executive
Vianney Barragan ... production coordinator: Filmadora Nacional (as Vianney Barragan Santoyo)
Charles Barthe ... post-production studio director
Annick Mahnert ... festival and sales consultant
Jimena Moreno ... production coordinator
Geraldine Orta ... post-production facilities manager
Lorenna Ramirez ... post-production coordinator
Fátima Toledo ... acting coach
Carmi Tolosa ... post-production accounts
Vinicius Zinn ... acting coach assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Siempre vuelven (Mexico)
  • Tigers Are Not Afraid (World-wide, English title)
  • Tigers Are Not Afraid (Canada, English title)
  • Tigers Are Not Afraid (United States)
  • Tigers Are Not Afraid (United Kingdom)
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Runtime
  • 83 min
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Budget MXN26,040,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The child cast members had zero acting experience, prior to working on this film. They were enrolled in improvisational workshops with an acting coach, prior to shooting. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Top 10 Fairy Tale Horror Movies (2020). See more »

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