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

Get away!

"We Are What We Are"

Mom's looking for you.

Your father hasn't come home.

You're going to have to open up.

What are you waiting for?

What about Sabina?

Sabina will stay here

and fix the clocks.

Cut it out!

Is my watch ready?

Good morning,

could you tell me...

Don't tell me you don't have it!

Your father promised it to me

three weeks ago.

Could you tell me

which one's yours?

It's a gold Mido.

What are you laughing at, punk?




That's the second time, kiddo.

Where's your old man?

He owes me for weeks.

You're way behind!

He won't be long.

No, I think you'd better

take your sh*t and go!

Come on, a**hole!

Go for it!

Pack up your sh*t

or I'll throw it out!

Now what?

"Now what?"

What do you mean?

What are we going to tell Mom?

The truth. They kicked us out

because Dad didn't pay the bill.

No, they kicked us out

because you're always fighting!

Don't defend him.

They kicked us out

because he didn't pay.

It was your fault.

They kicked us out because

Dad spends all day with whores.

What are you doing here?

What happened, Alfredo?

We got kicked out of the market.


They changed managers.

Someone else is fixing watches.

Julian come here!

- Now what?

- What happened?

- I told you, Mom.

- I'm not asking you!

The damn woman went berserk!

What did you do?

Nothing, we were working

and she kicked us out.

- Right! Just like that!

- Yes, just like that.

The only job your father can do

and you blow it!

We didn't do anything.

Do you think I'm dumb or what?

Who took my key

from the flower pot?

They told me

someone died at the mall...

The man who looked

at the mannequins.

Dad's dead!

Damn his addiction to whores!

Those b*tches killed him!


What are we going to do?

Are we going to carry on?

- We have to go on as usual.

- We can't go on without Dad.

Don't talk bullshit!

We have to, Alfredo.

We have to get

something for tomorrow.

What are we supposed to do?

Mom locked herself up

in her room.

Dad is lost.


Dad is dead.

- How do you know?

- Didn't you hear what I said?

It could be anyone.

Did they confirm it?

- Who?

- The people from the mall.

Who are they?

How do you know them?

You're out of it.

Remember who you're talking to.

It can't be.

We have to wait for him.

No, he'd have been home by now.

You act like you're glad.

- Shut up, a**hole!

- You shut up, you stupid sh*t!

There's nothing.

You'd better find something.

From now on, it's up to you.


Are you ok?

What shall we do?


Whatever happens,

we have to get something.

We have to go now.

We've never done it

in the daylight.

It can't be that hard

if he did it.

Don't talk about Dad like that!

- Shut up, f*ggot!

- Stop it.

Let's go to the corner.

- Mom won't like that.

- It's the easiest.

No. Too risky.

Why not go to the bridge?

We have to get something

by tomorrow.

Then we can figure out

what to do.

What are you waiting for?

You're the one who has to do it.

Damn, Tito!

Over the years,

you've become a master!

Yeah, my technique's improved.


I'm giving him texture, color,

covering up the scar...

You have to...

you know?

You have to be a f***ing artist.

But don't put too much effort

into this one.

We're cremating him.


F***! Why didn't you tell me?

I wouldn't have

made the a**hole up so nice.

God rest his soul!

Nobody respects my work

around here.

Why didn't you tell me?


Why didn't you tell me?

Why did you send for us?

I thought

this would interest you.


A cold one?

Not a cold one.

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