Sangre de Mi Sangre
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The film opens in Mexico where a young criminal Juan (Armando Hernández) narrowly escapes his pursuers by jumping over the border fence and landing in a situation where a coyote (corrupt border guard) is loading his truck with immigrants to transport them for cash to New York. The street-wise Juan is one of many stuffed into a truck and happens to sit by a young illiterate lad his age named Pedro (Jorge Adrián Espíndola) who is on his way to meet his father who lives in New York ('a man who owns a restaurant') but whom Pedro has never seen (he carries with him a letter to his father from his recently deceased mother). Through all manner of staging errors and transportation glitches, the two young boys, full of dreams of a better future in America, land in New York. Juan loses his money and his ID and steals from his newfound friend. Pedro encounters a streetwalker named Magda (Paola Mendoza) who promises to help Pedro find his father Diego (Jesús Ochoa). But Jaun has found the dishwasher Diego first, claims to be his son, and causes confusion and discord in Diego's life.Read more ›
The story is at times hopeful but mostly focuses on the tough situations that these illegal Mexicans experience and how those experiences shape their lives and outlook on life.
While the dialogue is full of the sleazy language of these hardened unfortunates, it adds realism to the seedy life style of the characters in the film. As the plot unfolded, I found myself more and more absorbed in the fateful plight of each of the main characters.
I'll refrain from commenting on the details of the story because I believe that seeing the story develop without much knowledge of what lies ahead will add to the impact that this film can have.
I give it a strong 4 stars.
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How can a great story be so sad. I liked it very much. i I passed this one on to my other family members. It is food for thought and for much conversation.Published 21 months ago by irene r. hoch
Sangre de Mi Sangre follows a young man in search of his father. Pedro leaves Mexico and is soon robbed by Juan, a streetwise kid his own age, who goes on to retain his idendity. Read morePublished 22 months ago by SanNic44