Vivid and spare where other films about illegal immigration might sentimentalize, Young’s take on the subject is equal parts intimate character study and gripping road movie, a political work that never loses sight of the complex man at its center.
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I was disappointed by El norte, a nice film but a little too ambitious for its own sake,
and definitely bad acted.
This film instead has given me all that I expected from the other.
Great acting, a powerful camera work (how i wish that handheld camera today
could still be relevant in order to describe characters feelings or directors point of view and not just a stilish tool used vaguely in order to appear realistic)