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Sangre de Mi Sangre

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Sangre De Mi Sangre
Igor Martinovic

Sangre De Mi Sangre

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
111 minutes
Limited Release Date:
05/14/08
performer:
Armando Hernandez, Jorge Adrian Espindola
director:
Christopher Zalla
author:
Christopher Zalla
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a C

When a drama is set amid gritty poverty (in this case, Hispanic Brooklyn), with lots of bare-bulb lighting and handheld camera work, the implication is: This is authentic! Yet little of Christopher Zalla’s Sangre de Mi Sangre, which took the 2007 Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, rings true. Jorge Adrián Espíndola, as a young Mexican who smuggles himself to New York to meet the father he never knew, and Armando Hernández, as the hustler who steals Espíndola’s identity, are playing thinly sketched, spiritually opaque outcasts. But Jesús Ochoa, as the grizzled walrus of a father, is touching. C