Miss Bala

Synopsis: At 23, Laura Guerro and her friend Suzu enter the Miss Baja pageant. Both qualify, and while Laura waits at a nightclub for Suzu to break away so they can go shopping, a heavily-armed drug gang murders drug enforcement officials there. Laura escapes unharmed but can't find Suzu, so the next day she looks for her; her dogged behavior brings her to the cartel's attention, and they force her to assist them as they menace her father and younger brother. Lino, the gang's leader, decides Laura should finish the pageant although her only interest is escape. Every day drags her deeper and corruption is pervasive. What alternative is there to death or prison?
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Gerardo Naranjo
Production: Fox International
  3 wins & 8 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.5
Metacritic:
80
Rotten Tomatoes:
86%
R
Year:
2011
113 min
Website
1,016 Views


Arturo. Hurry, I have to get going.

- How many are left?

- Three.

Lau, hurry, sweetie.

I'm gonna be late.

They're ready.

Dad, I've decided to go for it.

I'm not sure honey.

Come on, Dad. I've always been

responsible. I won't let you down.

I'm not sure. I don't like

that environment for you.

Have some faith in me, Dad.

Come here.

You're gonna have to get to school

on your own today.

Lock the door when you get back.

Where are you going?

I'll see you tonight.

What time will you be back?

Late!

MISS BALA:

Lau! Lau!

Girl, what are you doing there?

I've been looking for you.

And what's with those rags?

Where's your dress?

Let's go. Hurry, the line is super long.

Do you know what prize will be?

What are you talking about?

What fucking prize?

- For the winner!

- What winner?

The pageant, girl.

Do you know what she gets?

No, what?

She has to have sex

with one of those old rich guys.

Where do you come up with that

kind of crap? Come on, let's go!

Your entry forms?

Luisa wanted to see my friend.

- Name, phone number?

- Laura Guerrero.

- Phone number?

- 6383279.

I'm not sure you can go in.

You're very late.

No, wait. I was here earlier.

Someone's holding my place`````````````.

Hey, you can't cut in line.

What's your problem?

Chill, girl.

Someone's holding my place in line.

You can't cut, you bitch.

Oh, whatever, calm down.

I was already here, don't get crazy.

- Stand in line like everyone else.

- Calm down. Just drop it.

- You can't cut!

- Calm down.

- Get back there...

- Suzu.

- Do you want in or not?

- Yes.

Okay, where's your dress?

You're supposed to be wearing it.

Go get changed. Quickly.

- Do you see that line on the floor?

- Yes.

Walk it.

As you're walking out, smile,

tell me your name, age...

...and say, "My dream is to represent

the beautiful women of my state."

Got it?

Okay. Hurry up, sweetie.

Come on.

My name is Laura Guerrero,

I'm 23 years old...

...and my dream is to represent

the beautiful women of my state.

Don't laugh.

Let me see your nails.

Oh, you have to fix them.

They look like my maid's nails.

Fine, you're in.

I want to see you both tomorrow.

Seven o'clock a.m., ready to rehearse.

You got it. Thanks!

Thanks!

- For those of us who are fair-skinned.

- Shut up, blondie.

Look at this dress. It's great, isn't it?

I just saw this other one, it's prettier.

- What do you think?

- Wait.

- Lau.

- Hold on, I wanna watch this.

Why do you care what that girl does?

Pay attention. Lau!

You're going to like this one. Lau.

Fucking Javi is here.

- I've gotta go.

- What's that guy doing here?

- He wants to go to Millennium Club.

- We have to go shopping.

- What do you want me to do?

- Tell him you'll see him later.

Girl.

Fine. Wait for me here.

Let me go tell him.

What's up, babe?

What the hell are you doing here?

Come on, let's go.

I'll pay you later.

I'm with Suzu, I think she's with Javi.

Go ahead.

Let her through. She's with Javi.

Suzu, what happened?

Why did you leave?

I've been looking for you.

Get over here.

Hey, hey! Get your hands off her, asshole!

What the f*ck is wrong with you?

Let me go.

Okay, asshole, stop!

She's leaving, I'll take her out.

Don't come back.

She needs a fucking shower.

I'm sorry, Lau.

Lau, these guys have connections.

They can help us win the contest.

What kind of connections

are these assholes going to have?

Lau.

If you want me to,

I'll tell Javi we're leaving.

And we can go somewhere else.

Let's go. I'll meet you out front.

Wait for me at the door.

Let's move.

Do you recognize me?

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