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      El Norte

      1983, Drama, 2h 19m

      61 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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      Sensitively written, skillfully directed, and powerfully portrayed, El Norte wrings deeply affecting drama from intractable real-life issues. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      When a group of Mayan Indians decides to organize a labor union to improve conditions in their village, their community is violently destroyed by the Guatemalan army. Teenage siblings, Rosa (Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez) and Enrique (David Villalpando) manage to escape the massacre and decide to start a new life in El Norte -- the USA. The two trek through Mexico, meeting a variety of characters and facing trials and tribulations on their journey toward lives as illegal immigrants in Los Angeles.

      • Rating: R

      • Genre: Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Gregory Nava

      • Producer: Trevor Black, Bertha Navarro, Anna Thomas

      • Writer: Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

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      • Distributor: Artisan Entertainment

      • Production Co: American Playhouse

      • Sound Mix: Dolby SR, Dolby Digital, Dolby A, Dolby Stereo

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      • Apr 30, 2011

        I'm sort of embarrassed that I like this so much, especially the part when it devolves into a horror story because of THE MICE OH MY GOD THE MICE, but I don't know - it's also kind of charming in its own simple way.

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      • Oct 14, 2009

        Picked it up at the library,Tried to watch it but got bored so I took it back.Seen it at the library again & decided to give it another chance & Im so glad I did.A great movie

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      • Jul 08, 2008

        Brother and sister from Guatemala decide to seek refuge in the U.S. That's the first part. The second half details their life in that magical city in "the north" called Los Angeles. The last shot is heartbreaking. Well plotted film deservedly won an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

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      • Jul 06, 2008

        Depressingly good times.

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