Car factory worker Heli lives a modest life in rural Mexico with his wife and baby, father, and 12-year-old sister Estela. In a very misguided attempt to finance an elopement with Estela, police cadet Beto steals two parcels of cocaine from the wrong people. Their lives quickly descend into an unbelievable yet all-too-credible nightmare of violence and brutality. Amat Escalantes third feature (Sangre, Los Bastardos) is an unflinching look on the lawlessness in contemporary Mexico, and not for the faint of heart.
Best Director at Cannes Film Festival, Best Cinematography at Stockholm Film Festival, Louve dOr at Montréal Festival of New Cinema, Cine Latino Award at Palm Springs International Film Festival. Munich Film Festival, London Film Festival, Mumbai Film Festival.