El Caspar is a member of one such South American gang, but he is quickly growing tired of the life. He has just helped initiate the gang’s newest member, and his girlfriend has been murdered by the leader. When he turns on his friends, he ends up with a group of illegal immigrants on a train heading North towards America. One of these is Sayra a teenage girl who takes an immediate liking to El Caspar. He knows he is going to be caught and killed by the gang, and he doesn’t want her caught in the crossfire. —DVDverdict
Cary Joji Fukunaga (born July 10, 1977) is an American film director, writer and cinematographer. Fukunaga was born in Oakland, California, has lived in France, Japan and Mexico City, and now resides in New York City. His father is Japanese and his mother is Swedish. Fukunaga graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in History in 1999 and attended Institut d’études politiques (IEP) de Grenoble, and New York University in the Graduate Film Program. He has received several grants including a USA Rockefeller Foundation Fellowhship, the John H. Johnson Film Award, a Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship, and a Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Bursary. In addition to English, he is fluent in French and Spanish.
Fukunaga wrote and directed the short film Victoria para Chino (2004) while at NYU, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival and received a Student Academy Award in 2005. He made his feature film debut with Sin Nombre. It has also been announced that… read more
some how i never get sick of those fleeing gang ridden streets of latin america movies. they're all so good.
this movie by its very setting seems to tell a lot more than its plot. I had hoped for the plot to be a little less dramatic and more realistic. still given its breathtaking background it is very worth watching.
One of the problems with being a film fan is that you have seen a lot of films so you begin to see films influenced or downright steal scenes, plots and characters from other films you see twists coming… read review
Not by the hand of God, but by that of the devil. No truer words could be spoken when concerning young Sayra’s journey from Honduras to America in the film Sin Nombre. Here is a movie that lives up… read review