22 October, 13:00 · Kino Centrum
Arnulfo Rubio, a young Mexican, works with a gringo barely older than himself to smuggle weapons from Arizona to Mexico for a drug cartel. We follow him buying weapons, crossing borders and during his almost familial encounters with middle-men and clients. What Arnulfo does not know is that for some time he has been under surveillance by agent Hank Harris. Harris is a member of US law enforcement organisation ATF, an agency notorious for its dubious methods when it comes to combating Mexican drug cartels. One day Harris makes a fateful mistake; Arnulfo panics and decides to take the agent hostage and hand him over to his clients in Mexico. During their long road trip from Arizona to Culiacan the two very different men begin — albeit awkwardly — to warm to each other.
|Screenplay:||Gabriel Ripstein, Issa López|
|Editing:||Santiago Pérez Rocha León, Gabriel Ripstein|
|Cast:||Tim Roth, Kristyan Ferrer, Aurora Herrington-Auerbach|
|Production:||Michel Franco, Gabriel Ripstein, Moisés Zonana|
|Awards:||Berlinale – Nagroda dla najlepszego debiutanckiego filmu pełnometrażowego / Best First Feature Award (2015); MFF Guadalajara / Guadalajara Mexican FF – Nagroda MEZCAL: Najlepszy film z Meksyku / MEZCAL Award: Best Mexican Film (2015)|
Gabriel Ripstein was born in Mexico City in 1972 into a family of filmmakers, he is familiar with both the creative and business sides of the film industry. In recent years he has written a number of screenplays for the American and Mexican markets and has been involved as a producer in over 20 feature films for Sony Pictures.