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El Traspatio
Mexico, 2009, 122 Minute Running Time
Topics: Crime, Detective/Mystery, Thriller
Programs: Awards Buzz: Best Foreign Language Film, Modern Masters
Language: Spanish English Sub-Titles

Awards: "Silver Plaque, Chicago"

This chilling thriller, from the director of The Crime of Father Amaro, dramatizes the tragic true story of border town Juárez, Mexico, where since the mid-'90s thousands of women have gone missing or turned up as sun-burnt corpses in the desert. Can new police captain Blanca Bravo stop the savagery?

Filmmaker expected to attend:  Director Carlos Carrera

DIRECTOR: Carlos Carrera
Producer: Isabelle Tardan, Sabina Berman
Editor: Oscar Figueroa
Screenwriter: Sabina Berman
Cinematographer: Martin Boege
Music: Fernando Corona
Principal Cast: Ana de la Reguera, Asur Zágada, Marco Pérez, Iván Cortes, Jimmy Smits, Joaquin Cosío
Filmography: The Crime of Father Amaro (2002), Under a Spell (1997), Sender Unknown (1995), The Conjugal Life (1992)
Print Source: Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía


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