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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 01.31.11] Mexico movie trailer news drama

Iria Gómez Concheiro’s Sundance entry, this year the only Mexican film in the line-up, sounds promising. The Cinema Holdup tracks a group of Mexican youth unhappy with their social situation that decide to rob a, you guessed it, movie theatre. The

A trailer has emerged for the film and it’s a little different than I expected. For the most part, it’s just a group of teen gangsters doing their thing, accompanied by a soundtrack of the same teens rapping about their unhappiness with ghetto life. The heist in question is only alluded to in passing and then with the final scene in the trailer. From all accounts of those who have seen the film, the trailer parallels the film itself which only deals with the heist in the last act.

I’m generally a sucker for “teen in trouble” stories. Add in the international flare - it’s not like Mexico is the other side of the globe but it has a very distinctive and unique culture that will likely permeate into this story in what I hope is an interesting way – and I’m completely onboard.

Trailer after the break.

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