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La Zona

La Zona
  • 2007
  • Mexico
  • 95 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rodrigo Plá
  • Written by: Laura Santullo
  • Cast: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Maribel Verdú, Daniel Tovar
  • Language: Spanish
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The titular area is an Eden-like gated community in Mexico City with barbed wire atop the perimeter walls, CCTV cameras, and a stretch of surrounding barrios. This taut and visually accomplished thriller from Uruguayan-born director Plá explores what happens when these two polarized worlds collide and an attempted burglary goes fatally wrong.

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La Zona

16 Oct 20084 stars

DRAMA The titular area is a gated community in Mexico City, and the opening sequence establishes the Eden-like quality of this affluent enclave, with its pristine lawns, rows of immaculate houses, and smartly uniformed schoolchildren. But as the…

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