Synopsis: Heli, a factory worker in rural Mexico must try and protect his young family when his 12 year old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world when she agrees to look after some cocaine found by her older boyfriend. When the drug cartel want their drugs back they go after the boyfriend and Heli's young family.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Amat Escalante
Production: Outsider Pictures
  14 wins & 25 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

Watch out!

Hold his legs.

Hold tight!

Lift him!

Let's go!

Move it! Get in!

Let me see who it is.

Good morning,

I am from the census bureau.

Are you the head of the family?

I guess so.

We are carrying out

a nationwide census,

and I need to ask you a few questions.

It will only take 5 minutes.

Can I come in or should we do it here?

Here is fine.

What's your name?

- Heli Alberto Silva.

- I just need your first name.

- Heli?

- With an H.

Are you employed?


What's your profession?

I work at the Hiro plant.

At the car factory?

Automobile industry.

Do you work full time?

Yes, the night shift.

Are you looking for work?

Another job?

How many people live here?

Four of us.

My dad, my sister,

my wife, the baby.

Make that five!

- Do you have tap water?

- Yes.

Washing machine?

No, my wife washes.

- Refrigerator?

- Yes.

How many bedrooms?


Level of education?

High school.

Any disabled people in the household?

Well, no.

That's all, thanks.



How did it go?


Sabrina left you some dinner.

Do you want the radio?

No, I'm going to take a nap.

Don't get caught.

During lunch break.

See you, then.

What are you doing?

Explanation of social processes,

communication, conflicts,

decision-making, cooperation...

That sort of thing.

I don't remember any of that.

At your age,

I probably won't either.

It's 1 am. Don't overdo it.

Well, I'm off to bed.

Good night.

Good night.

You frightened it.

Do you like the puppy?

Yes, a lot.

Here, let me hold it.

Hold on.

You want to stop?

I think so.

Don't you love me?

I do.

I have to go to training.

Can I come and see you?

It's not allowed.

Do they make you do

very difficult things?

It's easy!

But some can't hack it. Not me.

What do you have to do?

If you want I can show you

how strong I am.

I hope they let me keep it.

It looks much better now.

Have you started having sex again?

Why not?

I haven't wanted to, doctor.

Where did you find it?

Abandoned next to the garambulla cactus.

What are you going to call it?


So, you've even named it.

Will you buy it food?

It can eat leftovers.

Where will you keep it?

In the yard, then on the roof.

She's in her bedroom

I'm in her bedroom

She's in her bed

I'm in her bed

I can't hear you!

Hit the floor, hit it!

Harder, gentlemen!


I'm in her bedroom

She's in her bed

I'm in her bed

She started crying

Don't be such pussies!

Feeling sick, Beto?

Did you puke?

How many rounds have you done?

This is my fourth.

Do another 6 and you'll be done.

OK? Off you go.

The other way.

Roll toward your puke.

Go on, Beto!

Keep going!

Keep rolling, right over your puke!

Go back!

Keep rolling!

Stop right there!

The exercise is over for you.

That's enough, crazy bastards!

That's enough?

Say the number.

I'm asking you the f***ing number,

little fag!

That's it!

Want some water?

Answer me. Some water?

Let's give him some water!

The customer always gets

what he wants!

Here's your water.

Do you want more water?

See you later.

I'm going soon.

OK, sweetie.

Can I tell you something?


How did you know that Heli was the one?

The one for what?

To be your boyfriend, and all that.

Are you in love?

I don't know. Maybe.


Just don't be skipping school.

How old is he?

His name is Beto.

He's a bit old for you.

How did it go yesterday?


What did they teach you?

Special techniques,

but I can't tell you.

Do you love me?

Yes, and you?

A lot.

Then why won't you go

all the way with me?

I don't know. I'm scared.

Of getting in trouble?

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Gabriel Reyes

Gabriel Martelino Reyes (March 24, 1892 - October 10, 1952) was the 28th Archbishop of Manila, and the first native Filipino to hold that post. He previously served as Archbishop of Cebu from 1934 to 1949, and then served as Archbishop of Manila from 1949 till his death in 1952. more…

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