Armando Espitia
Director: Amat Escalante Cast: Armando Espitia
Armando Espitia
, Andrea Vergara
Andrea Vergara
, Juan Eduardo Palacios
Juan Eduardo Palacios
Amat Escalante

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A young Mexican girl's dreams of marrying a handsome police cadet are dashed as she and her family contend with drug-related gang violence in this gritty drama that won Amat Escalante the Best Director award at the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival. As his beloved wife makes a slow recovery following a problematic birth, small-town factory worker Heli (Armando Espitia) strives to support his family working long shifts at the same plant where his father works. Meanwhile, Heli's naïve, 12-year-old sister Estela (Andrea Vergara) has started to fall for older police cadet Beto (Juan Eduardo Palacios), who is frequently singled out for harassment by his brutal superiors. Smitten, Estela allows Beto to stash some drugs on the family's property, a mistake that soon threatens to bring one of Mexico's most dangerous narcotics gangs directly to their doorstep.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/27/2017
UPC: 0712267370825
Original Release: 2013
Source: Strand Home Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 55,275

Special Features

Behind-the-scenes documentary (45 minutes); Original theatrical trailer; Other Strand Releasing trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Armando Espitia Heli
Andrea Vergara Estela
Juan Eduardo Palacios Beto
Linda Gonzalez Sabrina
Reina Torres Detective Maribel
Ramon Alvarez Evaristo
Gabriel Reyes Detective Omar
Felix Alberto Pegueros Herrera Comandate
Kenny Johnston Asesor Extranjero
Laura Saldaña Quintero Rosalinda
Agustín Salazar Hernández Bebé Santiago
Juan Pablo Nieves Dominguez Chuchin
Jaime Osvaldo Chia Palacios Maruchan
Virgilio López Macías El Guayo
Eduardo Rene Salazar Güereca El Morocho
Luis Gerardo Barrera Pastrano El Confis
Antonio de Jesus Espinoza Medrano Malo Adicional
María Inés Hernández Loaiza Mama Chuchin
Jorge Rangel Comando R20
Luis Alberto Balderas Sandoval Comando R21
Diego Raul Lopez Santoyo Hijo Rosalinda
Angel Mariano Aguirre Palafox Bebe Santiago
Brendaly Luna Rico Doctor
Isabel Guzman Gynecologist
Francisco Javier Lara General
Ignacio Mendez Oliva Joven Secuestrador
Berenice Arnold Hernandez Censadora
Juan Salcedo Soldado Torturado
Oscar Yepez Cabrera Supervisor
Olivia Zeron VOZ Reportera

Technical Credits
Amat Escalante Director,Screenwriter
Vincent Arnardi Sound Mixer
Sergio Díaz Sound/Sound Designer
Lorenzo Hagerman Cinematographer
Natalia López Editor
Gabriel Reyes Screenwriter
Jaime Romandia Producer
Daniela Schneider Art Director,Costumes/Costume Designer
Catriel Vildosola Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Heli
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8

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