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3.8
355 Ratings

El Norte

Directed by Gregory Nava
United States, 1983
Drama, Thriller, Adventure

Synopsis

A brother and sister flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life. A work of social realism imbued with dreamlike imagery, El Norte is a lovingly rendered, heartbreaking story of hope and survival.

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El Norte Directed by Gregory Nava

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1984

Academy Awards

1985 | Nominee: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Sundance Film Festival

1991

Writers Guild of America

1985 | Nominee: Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Screen)

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