We Are What We Are

Synopsis: When the patriarch of the family passes away, the teenage children must take responsibility for the family chores: the preparation of the rituals, the hunting and putting the all-important meat on the table. These newfound responsibilities are even more daunting, however, when you live in the city and happen to be a family of cannibals.
Genre: Drama, Horror
Director(s): Jorge Michel Grau
Production: IFC Films
  1 win & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

This guy came in from a mall.

He died of poisoning.

I did a spectacular job on him.

First-rate job.

Don't you think?

I performed an autopsy

and found something

very interesting.

You've no idea how many people

come in here chewed up.

It's shocking how many people

eat each other in this city.

In the reports

they blame the rats.

But it's the two-legged kind.

"One night, a city rat..."

Well, this old man isn't going

to be eating anyone else.

What good is he to us?

You could investigate

who he ate.

We don't solve old cases.

What's more,

we don't solve new ones either.

But this case will make us

famous, make us rich!


Sounds like a crowd to me.

But thanks for the trinket.

All these assholes are the same.

They just go on forever.

- Wait.

- What?

We have to do something

or we're screwed.

Wait until it's quieter.

No, we can't wait.

You know what happens

if we don't have someone

by tomorrow?


- Help!

- Julian!

Let's go! Let's go!

Get him! Get him!

What happened?

It's Mom.

What did you do?

We went to get someone.


Are you idiots?

Your father dies

and you go out hunting?

You put the family at risk,


We did it for the ritual.

The ritual?

What do you know

about the ritual?

If you knew so much,

you'd know what comes next.

We have to pick a leader.

That's next.

Next we start shaking,

because we're going to die.

Do you know what Mom meant?

We have to get something

for tomorrow.

You're the oldest, Alfredo.

You must take Dad's place.

And if I don't want to?

It's not about wanting.

You're the most capable...

the most sensitive...

the most balanced.

I couldn't even catch a kid.

According to what Dad taught us,

you're the next one.

You have to keep

the ritual going

and lead the family.

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