Gerardo Naranjo
Mexico 2010
112 min

One of the most exciting young talents around, Mexican director Gerardo Naranjo approaches the hot-button topic of drug violence through the perspective of an unlikely, unwitting heroine: a Tijuana beauty pageant contestant who stumbles into the path of ruthless cartel operatives and corrupt officials. Although inspired by a true story, Miss Bala avoids docudrama cliches and tabloid sensationalism, and instead evokes the pervasive climate of fear and confusion that has enveloped daily life in some increasingly lawless pockets of northern Mexico. Using long takes and fluid, precise camera work, Naranjo fashions a highly original thriller: an anguished and harrowing mood piece with an undertow of bleakly absurdist humor and moments of heart-stopping action. (New York Film Festival)

  • Stephanie Sigman - Laura Guerrero
  • Noé Hernández - Lino Valdez
  • James Russo - Jimmy
  • José Yenque - Kike Camára
  • Irene Azuela - Jessica
  • Gerardo Naranjo
  • Mauricio Katz
  • Mátyás Erdély
  • Salvador Félix
  • Pablo Lach
  • Gerardo Naranjo
  • Emilio Kauderer
  • Ivonne Fuentes
  • Ana Terrazas
Canana Films Fox International Productions

Fox International Productions

35 mm
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