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?
Genre: Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Karl Braun, Kristian Ferrer, Edgar Flores, Paulina Gaitan; Director: Cary Fukunaga; Author: Cary Fukunaga; Release Date Limited: 03/20/2009; Runtime (in minutes): 96; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Focus Features
Posted March 18 2009 — 12:00 AM EDT
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