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Plot

The story of a young woman clinging on to her dream to become a beauty contest queen in a Mexico dominated by organized crime.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 6.8/10 (1,179 voted)

Critic's Score: 80/100

Director:
Gerardo Naranjo

Stars: Stephanie Sigman, Noe Hernandez, Irene Azuela

Storyline
The story of a young woman clinging on to her dream to become a beauty contest queen in a Mexico dominated by organized crime.

Writers: Gerardo Naranjo, Mauricio Katz

Cast:

Stephanie Sigman

Laura Guerrero


Noe Hernandez

Lino Valdez


Irene Azuela

Jessica Berlanga


Jose Yenque

Kike Camara


James Russo

Jimmy


Miguel Couturier

General Salomón Duarte


Gabriel Heads

Agent Bell



Details

Official Website:
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Release Date: 9 September 2011



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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Mexico's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012.



User Review

Remarkable, gripping and worrying film

Rating:


I'm an Englishman who has lived seven years in Mexico. I disagree
completely with the previous review. I thought this was a remarkable
film and scary in what, to me, appears to be a realistic, credible
depiction of life in Tijuana. I thought the main actress was
exceptional in the way she allows us to view the film through her eyes
and shows her increasing trauma and dislocation as she is drawn more
and more against her will into the dark world of organized crime, the
police, the army and their overlaps. To me the film shows the terrible
loss of innocence and the violence that is being perpetrated every day
in Mexico against the Mexican people as exemplified and represented by
the main character.