Déficit is one day in the life of Cristobal, a twenty-something year old snob high-class guy, a hip-hop fan who studies Economics and is the son of a corrupt high rank Mexican politician. Through his character the film explores a certain strata of Mexican society and its relationship with other social classes. Under the surface of a party hides a story that touches upon the loss of innocence – the acceptance that a political status quo is gradually coming to an end in Mexico. –São Paulo International Film Festival
Actor. Born November 30, 1978 in Guadalajara, Mexico. The son of actors, Garcia Bernal began acting at a very young age. He starred in soap operas as a teenager, quickly becoming a heartthrob in his native Mexico. At 19, he moved to London to study acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Garcia Bernal returned to Mexico to take the lead in some of the country’s most acclaimed films, including 2000’s Oscar-nominated Amores Perros, 2001’s Y Tu Mamá También, and 2002’s El Crimen del Padre Amaro. In 2004, he starred as Che Guevera in The Motorcycle Diaries, a celebrated adaptation of the Cuban revolutionary’s chronicle of his early travels across South America.
In 2006, Garcia Bernal took on his first English-language film, The King. That year, he also appeared in The Science of Sleep and Babel, the latter of which co-stars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett and is rumored to be an Oscar contender. —biography.com