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.
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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.
I watched this movie sometime in the last couple years, I haven't thought about it since, there was nothing memorable about it. I would say it had a good production quality, but with the blandness of the end result I lack all motivation to say anything good about this film.
What an incredible journey, a colorful and violent "road" movie. It's seldom that a movie commands your attention and empathy from beginning to end. Every shot is drenched with character emotion. Every frame takes us into the world of immigrants, travelers and gang members- of fathers and daughters and brothers. "Sin Nombre" is an unsettling celluloid poem depicting both suffering and enduring hope.
I would like to point out that Smiley is not fleeing with Casper as it is stated in the synopsis. In fact, he is precisely who informs the gang of Casper's betrayal. I enjoyed the cinematography, but I felt the more prominent gang members look a lot more like actors than gang members. Other than that it was a short and sweet, well-executed picture.