El Norte

Director - Gregory Nava

Genre - Adventure/Drama/Thriller

Mexicans smuggling themselves across the border into America has been a recurring problem for the longest time. Many movies have portrayed them as a menace and an unwanted lot. This story however is shown from the angle of these desperate people. Downtrodden, poor and hunted like animals in their own home country, a pair of brother and sister try their luck by sneaking into the land of dreams. Living in fear and finding that America isn't exactly the perfect escape from their situation, they have to endure the slings and arrows of unforgiving reality. An eye opening and quite original piece of work, this film helped us understand the plight of illegal immigrants like never before. Loaded with life's lessons.

4.5 STARS!

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