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371 Ratings

Los bastardos

Directed by Amat Escalante
Mexico, United States, 2008
Crime, Drama, Thriller


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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Los bastardos Directed by Amat Escalante

Critics reviews

From the very first super-long shot down the dry bed of the Los Angeles River to the last close-up in a massive strawberry field, Escalante’s film is a work of gripping concision, malevolent patience and queasy mystery.
June 30, 2009
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Performances range from perfunctory to amateurish; social analysis is cursory at best. Escalante has some talent – his film is usually striking to look at – but on the evidence of this picture has disappointingly little idea what on earth to do with it. Keeping away from his mate Carlos might be an advisable first step.
November 24, 2008
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