Synopsis: Lauren, an impassioned American reporter for the Chicago Sentinel heads to Juarez, a Mexican bordertown, in order to investigate a series of mysterious slayings involving young factory women from all over Mexico. As she discovers hundreds of victims, she gains the trust of local factory workers but falls into danger.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Gregory Nava
Production: ThinkFilm
  1 nomination.
112 min

More murders in Juarez!

Juarez terrorized

by wave of killings!

Three more womens' bodies found!

More murders in Juarez!

Juarez terrorized

by wave of killings!

Three more womens' bodies found!

Get the truth,

read about it in El Sol.


Out of the way!

Confiscate all these newspapers!

Get all this trash out of here!

Move it! Take it all!

The first shift is now ending.

Thank goodness we're done.

I'm so tired.

I have to go downtown

to buy my sister a gift.

What are you going to get her?

A doll.

- How much for the doll?

- Twenty. I have different colors.

- Will you take less?

- Fifteen.

Fine. I'll take it.


- Are you going to Colonia Anapara?

- Yes. Have a seat.

Do you mind if I get some gas?

No, that's okay.


There is no gas station.

Everything is alright.

Don't be afraid.

Stop! I don't want

to have to kill you!

Help me, please! Help me!

Over the last few years...

375 Mexican women

have been raped and murdered.

An additional 700 Mexican women

are still missing.

No one knows who,

no one knows why.

You wanna find out?

- Nobody gives a sh*t about Mexico.

- Lf you give a sh*t, they will.

- Okay!

- Just get to the heart of the story!

You used to work

for the El Paso Courier, right?

- What does that have to do with it?

- You speak enough Spanish.

I don't speak Spanish.

I don't know anything about Mexico.

- What was the name of your partner?

- Diaz.

Alfonso Diaz. You guys

were wonderful together.

You won the JFK medal, right?

I'm really trying to help you out.

- But you're so goddamned mighty!

- All right!

I'll do it. But when I do...

I want the foreign

correspondence job. Deal?

Yeah, why not?

I'll leave tonight.

Ma'am? We've arrived.

How are you, Lauren?

This is Frank.

- Hey, Frank.

- I thought I'd give you the heads-up.

George is looking for you.

He's pissed.

You were supposed to call him

the second you landed in Juarez.

Hope you're having a blast down there.

Hold on for Frank.

What the hell is going on?

George. Did you know that they are

claiming that the murders are solved?

The police have some guy in custody.

Some Egyptian guy. His name is...


It's bullshit. It's different

patterns with the different victims.

Some are strangled

with shoelaces.

Others have bite marks

on their breasts.

- You know, it's not anything.

- It sounds you're onto something...

Don't forget what you promised me.

I want the foreign correspondent job.

One job at a time, kid.

You stay focused.

We'll talk about it

when you get home.

Hi, can I speak

to Alfonso Diaz, please?

This is the Chicago Sentinel.

- Diaz?

- Who's this?

This is Lauren.

Lauren Adrian?


- Lauren?

- Yeah.

I mean, it can't be.

Where are you calling from?


Actually I'm here.

I'm in Juarez.



Excuse me? Excuse me?

Lotte Bravo?

Straight? Okay.


Lauren? Is that you?

It's me.

It's you.

I can't believe it.

- You look good.

- You look good, too.

I was surprised when you called.

I thought I'd never see you again.

Maybe you're on CNN

and not here in Juarez.

It has been a long time,

hasn't it?

- What are they doing?

- They're looking for bodies.

Their daughters.

They're the only ones who can find

bodies. Police didn't find anything.

Authorities, well, they're trying

to cover the whole thing up.

- Yeah.

- Anyway.

What are you doing here?

I'm doing a story on the murders.

- There's always a story with you.

- It's not like that.

- Yeah, you always want something.

- I don't want anything.

It's something that I think

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Gregory Nava

Gregory James Nava (born April 10, 1949) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. more…

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