A 24 hour period in the lives of Fausto and Jesus, two undocumented Mexican day-labourers in L.A. Standing on the corner and waiting for work to come. Today, the job they are given is well paid compared to their poor usual wages. Today, Jesus carries a shotgun inside his backpack.
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Highly minimalistic, deeply bleak portrait of the weak oppressing the weaker (In this, Mexican immigrants men/woman, confined to suburb, called "gringa" by them maybe). Dir depicts a discrimination between minorities so horrifyingly & makes me scream with so-called-that-movie-directed-by-D.Cronenberg explosion of violence like Jackson Pollok's abstract arts. FIN, but their lifes continue til to die or be killed.
Interesting. About halfway into the movie I was already dissapointed, it wasn't what I hoped it would have been...I felt like a lot of it was filler, again a 70 minute story padded to 90 minutes, but I guess the director was building tension, even if some of it was boring the final payoff was fantastic.
Porté aux nues par certains (Libération), vilipendé par d'autres (Positif), le film ne mérite ni autant d'éloges flatteurs, ni autant d'opprobres incendiaires. Ses 90 minutes mexicaines recèlent effectivement bien des longueurs et des afféteries surnuméraires, mais aussi, par-delà les facilités et les futilités de la narration, quelques éléments fort pertinents, d'une sourde émotion universelle.
impactante, dolorasa, muestra una realidad que no quiero ver. Invasión a lo pendejo. Una historia que francamente me duele porque soy mexicana y ver la mutua agresión de personajes perdidos. Me dolió por dias. no dormí bien. Valiente director, pero no te vuelvo a ver. No soy tu target