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The Fare (2016)

A young man transports undocumented migrants into the United States. Thinking himself as a "taxi" service, he is forced to confront the harsh realities of human trafficking when one of the passengers is a twelve-year old girl.

Director:

Santiago Paladines
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5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Ortiz ... Javier
Eduardo Roman ... Wellington
Noemi Pedraza Noemi Pedraza ... Cristina
Henry Vega Henry Vega ... Nelson
Richard Manriquez Richard Manriquez ... Jesús
Cesar Hernandez ... Carlos
Kristelle Monterrosa ... Magdalena (as Kristelle Monterosa)
Andy McPhee ... Guy
Michael Adrian Palermo ... Driver (as Michael Palermo)
Jose Martinez Jose Martinez ... Immigrant (as Jose 'Spider' Martinez)
Eddie J. Rangel ... Immigrant
Edgar Safa Edgar Safa ... Immigrant
René G. Salinas ... Immigrant (as Rene Salinas)
Sebastian Arechavala ... Extra
Camilo G. Collazos Camilo G. Collazos ... Extra (as Camilo Callazos)
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Storyline

A young man transports undocumented migrants into the United States. Thinking himself as a "taxi" service, he is forced to confront the harsh realities of human trafficking when one of the passengers is a twelve-year old girl.

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Taglines:

Every journey has its price.

Genres:

Short | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Viaje See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$65,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on real events. See more »

Crazy Credits

And introducing Noemi Pedraza See more »

Soundtracks

Tu Eres Mi Sol
Written & performed by Christian Valencia
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doing the right thing
31 August 2017 | by ferguson-6See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. The opening screen informs us that this short film from Writer-Director Santiago Paladines (from Ecuador) is "Inspired by True Events". Twenty stressful minutes later, we are left wondering just how many times situations like this are repeated.

Javier (Johnny Ortiz from McFARLAND, USA) is a driver for a group that transports undocumented immigrants from Ecuador into the U.S. Javier is trying to prove himself to the gang leader (Eduardo Roman) so that he can take on more responsibility. As you might imagine, it's not a pretty business and things get really tough to watch when 12 year old Cristina (Noemi Pedraza) is part of Javier's latest pick-up. It's at this point where the unthinkable occurs and human trafficking rears its head.

By design, there is no back story for any of these characters. All that matters is the moment. The haunting music of Erick del Aguila adds to the tension as this compelling story unfolds and we are reminded that no matter how dark the moment appears, we always have the choice to do the right thing. The story will likely stick with you, as will the complex issue of undocumented immigrants and workers.


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