El cartel

Synopsis: Mexico's most notorious drug lord schools a naïve journalist as to the principles behind The Cartel's success.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
87 min

have to get, huh?


Buenos Dias!


What brings you to Mexico,

business or pleasure?


And where are you headed?

Las Pesadillas.

You have business

in Las Pesadillas?


What kind of business?

It's a long story.

I have time.

Could you please

open the trunk?

And how long do you

plan on staying?

We don't really know.

You have business

in Las Pesadillas

and you don't have

a departure date?

Not yet, no.

That doesn't

sound good.

All depends on

how things go.

You are in Mexico,

and here...

nothing goes

as planned.

Opportunity is a curse...

you want a life

of mediocrity?

Follow the row

God plants you in.

You want success?

Do what you did, take a chance,

make it happen.


Hey, Ned?


What's a tope?

A color.

No, that's "taupe,"


And, uh, that sign was yellow

and it said "tope", t-o-p-e.

They pronounce it toe-pay.

All right,

what's a toe-pay?

No idea.

What are you doing?

You want one?

No, I don't want one!

Oh, lighten up. You?

Is he for real?

What the hell was that, Vern?

I'm sorry, I'm sorry,

I didn't see it.

Next time, slow down,

you almost killed us.

Where did that

come from?

My bag.


You brought drugs

across the border?

Give it to me.

What? No, no.

Give it to him,

I'm not kiddin'.

Give it to him or, I swear,

we'll leave you here.




He wants to know

if we're problems.

No, sir.

Las Pesadillas.

Las Pesadillas?

(screaming and

taunting in Spanish)


Pay him.

How much?

Make it 40.

Maybe you were right.

About what?

Nobody's putti'

a gun to our heads.

We don't have to do this.

El exito tiene que ver

con la calidad de su gente.

Your biggest mistake?

Go long, bro!

Great! Learn to throw!


Ned! Ned!


So how is my niece?

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