Sin Nombre (2009)

The Very Best

8.0

Movie

Mexico, United States of America
Spanish
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
2009
CARY FUKUNAGA, CARY JOJI FUKUNAGA
Édgar Flores, Benny Emmanuel, Catalina López
96 min

What it's about

Sayra, a Honduran teen, hungers for a better life. Her chance for one comes when she is reunited with her long-estranged father, who intends to emigrate to Mexico and then enter the United States. Sayra's life collides with a pair of Mexican gangmembers who have boarded the same American-bound train.

The take

A foreign film on par with City of God, and carrying its heritage of naturalistic performances and raw stories. Sin Nombre will take you into a world filled with gut wrenching violence, heart-breaking loss, and non-stop suspense. And while definitely a tough watch, it reports the horrors of immigration with humane and sometimes hopeful outlook. The profound and epic redemption in this movie will leave you thinking about it for days.

Comments

A brilliant story of two teenagers on a journey to cross the American border while evading a brutal mexican gang. Written and directed by Cary Fukunaga who went on to write Beasts of No Nation and IT.

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