Los Bastardos

Amat Escalante’s (Heli) brutal and compelling feature tracks 24 hours in the lives of Jesus and Fausto, two low-paid Mexican labourers working illegally across the border in LA. When they are offered big money and a sawn-off shotgun to break into the home of and take hostage a drug addicted single mother, the scene is set for a terrifying and unpredictable encounter that will end in a shocking act of violence. This remarkable film from Mexican cinema’s new wave takes a disturbing look at lives on the fringes of society, dehumanized by poverty, racism and exploitation. BBFC Certified 18 - Contains strong bloody violence, strong language and sex and hard drug use

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Runtime 86 Minutes
Release date 2009