Days of Grace (Días de gracia)

Days of Grace
  • 2011
  • Mexico
  • 2h 13min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Everardo Valerio Gout
  • Written by: Everardo Valerio Gout, David Rutsala
  • Cast: Paulina Gaitan, Carlos Bardem, Miguel Rodarte
  • Language: Spanish
  • UK release: 26 July 2013

A Mexican thriller set over three World Cup games in 2002, 2006 and 2010, following three different stories in a film about survival.

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Days of Grace (Días de gracia)

A twisty, breathless triple-kidnapping thriller.

Furiously paced, violent, and shot in a vivid, hallucinogenic style, this thriller weaves together three kidnappings that occur in Mexico City during successive World Cup seasons in 2002, 2006, and 2010. The multi-layered story is told from the points of view of several participants: a tough cop with principles, a hostage, a teenage kidnapper, and the wife of a hostage. With a pumping score by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Atticus Ross, Shigeru Umebayashi and Massive Attack.

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Days of Grace

1 Jul 20133 stars

Atmospheric Latin American action movie in the same vein as City of God and Elite Squad

Showing up at EIFF an oddly long while after its Cannes debut – it screened out of competition there not this year, not last year, but in 2011 – Everardo Gout’s debut makes a late addition to that canon of stylised, ultra-violent Latin American crime…

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013: the best action films

17 Jun 2013

Car chases, kidnappings and counter-espionage thrills at the EIFF

Days of Grace With a frenetic pace and a full-on soundtrack to match (featuring Nick Cave and Bad Seeds/Grinderman cohort Warren Ellis), this Mexico City-set thriller uses the confusion and bustle of three World Cup football matches (in 2002, 2006 and…

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