The boys from Guerrero City

The boys from Guerrero City


Original title: Asalto al cine
Production: Ciudad Cinema; Mil Nubes-Cine
Country: Mexico
Director: Iria Gómez Concheiro
Script: Iria Gómez Concheiro; Juan Pablo Gómez
Photography: Alberto Anaya
Music: Leo Soqui
Cast: Gabino Rodríguez; Juan Pablo de Santiago; Ángel Sosa; Paulina Avalos
Year: 2011
Duration: 124
Genre: Thriller
Color: Color
Original language: Spanish
Languages available: Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish

Synopsis:

 Negus, Chale, Sapo, and Chata are teenagers living in Mexico's Guerrero colony. Friends since childhood, they have too much time on their hands and spend most of it drowning their problems in a constant haze of marijuana, lusting after the opposite sex, and hanging out at skate parks, graffiti hot spots, and hip-hop jam sessions. One day, inspired by the pain of empty pockets and the crush against the gritty boundary between adolescence and adulthood, the foursome have a massive brainstorm that will solve all of their problems—they decide to rob the local cinema. Each finds his or her reason to go ahead with the caper, unaware that the ordeal may threaten the only thing they have—their friendship.

 

Warning: This movie may contain strong language and violence scenes. Viewer discretion is advised.


Awards:

 Winner of a Golden India Catalina, at the Cartagena Film Festival 2011: Best actor (Gabino Rodríguez)

Nominated for a Golden India Catalina, at the Cartagena Film Festival 2011: Best Film

Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize, at the Sundance Film Festival 2011

Nominated for the Competition 1-2 Award, at the Warsaw International Film Festival 2011

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