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LOS BASTARDOS

Amat Escalante 2008 1h 30m

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Synopsis

In Los Angeles, as they do every morning, Fausto and Jesus, two illegal Mexican workers, wait at the corner of a bus terminal in the hope of being hired. The work is thankless and very poorly paid, but the need to earn a little money puts them under intense pressure. Today, they have found a much better paying job. Today, their work tool is a sawed-off shotgun.

About the director

Amat Escalante, born in 1979, is a self-taught filmmaker from the city of Guanajuato in Mexico. He began his work in cinema at the age of fifteen. After making two short films, he wrote and directed SANGRE, his first feature film. SANGRE became part of the Official Selection Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005 where it was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize chosen by International Film Critics. His second feature film, LOS BASTARDOS, also premiered at Cannes in 2008, in the Official Selection Un Certain Regard. HELI is his third feature length film, and was part of the Cannes Film Festival’s Official Competition in 2013, where he received the award for Best Director.

Director

Amat Escalante

Cinematography

Matt Uhry

Languages

Spanish, English

Countries

Mexico, France, United States

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