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Sin Nombre

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Sin Nombre
Eniac Martinez

Sin Nombre

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
96 minutes
Limited Release Date:
03/20/09
performer:
Karl Braun, Kristian Ferrer, Edgar Flores, Paulina Gaitan
director:
Cary Fukunaga
distributor:
Focus Features
author:
Cary Fukunaga
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B-

This Sundance prizewinner is a journalistic saga of immigration directed with a thriller’s physicality by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Casper ?(Flores) has long been a member of the Mara, a cutthroat cult of Mexican youths who wear so many scary tattoos, they’re like the Maori of the barrio. He ends up on the run, joining a group of immigrants who are traveling, literally, atop a train while seeking passage into the U.S. They include Sayra ?(Gaitan), a Honduran teenager who’s the film’s clear-eyed, one-note heroine. Whenever Sin Nombre turns violent, it seizes you with its convulsive skill, but the film’s images ? vastly outstrip its imagination. B?

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