Sin Nombre script
Sin Nombre (2009)
Synopsis: Sayra (Paulina Gaitan), a Honduran teen, hungers for a better life. Her chance for one comes when she is reunited with her long-estranged father, who intends to emigrate to Mexico and then enter the United States. Sayra's life collides with a pair of Mexican gangmembers (Edgar Flores, Kristyan Ferrer) who have boarded the same American-bound train.


Yamila’s dad was a pervy pollero,

from what her mom remembers.

Yamila, cigarette in mouth, gives Clarissa the finger.


(to Sayra)

Look, I don’t even know why you’re

wetting your pants over this, it’s

not like your Grandma wants to take

care of your ass anymore. And if

Orlando goes? You should get the

hell out of here while you can.



And leave this?




I wish I could go with you.


Yamila hugs Sayra firmly.


I’ll pray for you.

Sayra and Clarissa continue on, we linger for a moment on

Yamila who sadly watches them walk away. She finishes off

the butt and drops it to the ground.

We pan away from her to catch up to Sayra and Clarissa as

they enter their neighborhood, past vendors, CAT-CALLING BOYS

who they give the finger and soccer playing children.

4A Sayra and Clarissa climb into the room from a window. They 4A

laugh as they fall to the floor-5


--landing on a stained mattress, half covered with a worn

flower print sheet in a tiny, sparse room with two other

similar mattress on the floor. Clothes, sheets and blankets

sit in tidy piles along the walls.

ORLANDO, 19, Sayra’s almost equal in age Uncle, waits for her

in the room. He has kind eyes, but you can tell he’s

irritated with her. She reacts, shrugging in a “what do you

expect?” kind of way.


He’s here.

Clarissa trips over a BACKPACK. Sayra quickly stuffs it

under a shelf.


Come on.


We have a front door you know.

Sayra trips Orlando, sweeping his back leg just as he

stumbles into the NEXT ROOM, a compact concrete space that

doubles as a kitchen and a bedroom. The girls try to contain

their laughter before entering. Sayra pauses, her mood

shifts, she looks nervously at Clarissa. To comfort her,

Clarissa presses their foreheads together...

5A The next room -- serious faced Sayra looks around, an old 5A

woman, NANA, glares up at her. Lying on a blanket covered

couch, her sick eyes guide us to a some seats where Orlando

sits down abruptly, next to his pregnant girlfriend, CECI,

19, and...

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Cary Fukunaga

Cary Joji Fukunaga is an American film director, writer, and cinematographer. He is known for writing and directing the 2009 film Sin Nombre, the 2011 film Jane Eyre and for directing and executive ... more…

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