Chicuarotes

Chicuarotes

Chicuarotes

Mexico (2019) 95 minutes
Directed by: Gael Garcia Bernal

In this audacious crime drama from the celebrated Mexican actor turned director Gael Garcia, lifelong friends Cagalera and Moloteco turn to violence and lawlessness to buy their way out of their hard-scrabble Mexico City neighborhood. Hoping to scrape together enough cash to join a union that holds the promise of steady work, the amateur criminals graduate from petty theft to hostage taking. But their escapades land the teens in desperate circumstances, both darkly humorous and fraught with danger.  

“A film not suitable for sensitive hearts or weak stomachs; and without a doubt . . . worth seeing. – Star Telegram