First screened in October 2013
Director: Amat Escalante. Cast: Armando Espitia, Juan Eduardo Palacios, Andrea Vergara, Linda González. Screenplay: Amat Escalante and Gabriel Reyes.

Twitter Capsule: Mexican drama of drug-driven mayhem mounted with cool, handsome confidence and an unsettling lack of diagnosis or closure.

VOR:   Staggering craft that earns its shocks, mostly compensating for one's sense of having seen this before. More potent than distinctive. Still, an urgent cry.

Photo © 2013 Mantarraya Producciones, © 2014 Outsider Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Cannes Film Festival: Best Director

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