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I’m no Longer Here (2019)I’m no Longer Here (2019)

I’m no Longer Here (2019)

A hypnotic dance drama set between Mexico and New York

Drama

7.7

movie

Mexico, United States of America
English, Spanish
2019
Fernando Frias
Fanny Tovar, Juan Daniel Garcia Treviño, Luis Leonardo Zapata
112 min

Synopsis

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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.

Our Take

7.7
The Staff

This Mexican movie set between Queens, New York, and Monterrey, Mexico is a stunning and profound work of art.

Ulises is the leader of a street dancing group that loves Cumbia, an Afro-Colombian style of music. Dancing is an alternative to being sucked in into gang life, which Ulises and his bandmates have ties to.

Ulises is good, and his town starts noticing. But just when his community is flourishing and his dancing is becoming famous, a wrong-time/wrong-place situation has a gang force him to leave everything behind and immigrate to the U.S. He suddenly finds himself lonely and living a life of undocumented existence.

But that is not the progression of I’m no Longer Here, which intertwines scenes of Ulises thriving in Monterrey and alone in New York. The difference is stark and depressing, but the camerawork and great performances are a constant source of cinematic brilliance.

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