Murder, mob justice and a young man’s coming of age are brought together in this thriller from first-time director Gabriel Retes. Ramon (Diego Luna), a young man who lives in a small Mexican farming community, finds the body of Adele (Laila Saab) in a field. The incident is doubly upsetting for Ramon because he was in love with the girl, though he never did anything about it. The local sheriff (Hector Alterio) quickly names a culprit, known as the Gypsy (Karra Elejalde). But while the Gypsy was elsewhere at the time of the murder, he can’t proclaim his innocence because he was with his lover, a married woman. Ramon senses that something is wrong, but he isn’t sure what to.
Mexico/Spain/Argentina, 1999.English subtitles.Colour.Dolby stereo.98 mins.
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