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El Narco (2010)

El infierno (original title)
El Benny is deported from the U.S. and returns home to a Mexico devastated by the drug wars. He too joins in, and starts climbing the hierarchy, finding a prosperous life, full of money, women, violence and fun.

Director:

Luis Estrada

Writers:

Luis Estrada (screenplay), Luis Estrada (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Damián Alcázar ... Benny García
Joaquín Cosio ... El Cochiloco
Ernesto Gómez Cruz ... Don José Reyes
María Rojo ... Doña Mari Reyes
Elizabeth Cervantes ... La Cuñada
Daniel Giménez Cacho ... Capitán Ramírez
Jorge Zárate Jorge Zárate ... El Huasteco
Salvador Sánchez ... El Padrino
Angelina Peláez ... Mamá García
Kristyan Ferrer ... El Sobrino (as Kristian Ferrer)
Dagoberto Gama ... El Sargento
Mauricio Isaac ... El J.R.
Alejandro Calva ... Jefe de Policía
Emilio Guerrero ... El Alcalde
Silverio Palacios ... Hermanos Cucaracha
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Benjamin Garcia, Benny, is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the narco business, in which has for the first time in his life, an spectacular rise surrounded by money, women, violence and fun. But very soon he discovers that criminal life does not always keep its promises. An epic black comedy about the world of Mafia and organized crime, Hell helps us to understand what everybody is asking: What is happening in Mexico today? Written by El Cochiloco

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Mexico 2010, El Infierno... Nada que celebrar


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated NC-17 for some graphic violence and explicit sexual content | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Only film in the trilogy where Damian Alcazar character does not become a villain. And also the only film where his character regrets some of his killings. See more »

Goofs

the closeup of the grenade tossed under the pickup truck clearly shows a big hole at the bottom of the grenade, which indicates it is a "dummy" grenade used for training and such, these type of grenades are usual army surplus store stuck. See more »

Connections

References Hell Without Limits (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Corrido del diablo
Written by Mario Quintero Lara
Performed by Los Tucanes de Tijuana
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A sad Mexican reality
3 September 2010 | by sergio_ortegaSee all my reviews

This is a picture of Mexico's reality: drugs, violence, corruption and zero opportunities to people. Estrada is a no-fear director that shows what are happening in my country, he told about corruption in police corps, army, politicians inclusive with president Calderon y former's presidents, the church (catholic) has a important role in the film. Damian Alcazar is a warranty, Joaquin Cosio, Gomez Cruz, Maria Rojo, Salvador Sanchez all of them great actors that make a brilliant movie. The story is about Benny Garcia (Alcazar) a deported Mexican who found his town worst than ever, without job and no money he was introduced to mob group by his best friend Cochiloco (Cosio). Love and violence, loyalty and human feelings is mixed in this picture. Congratulations to Estrada for his courage to say the things like are in a country like Mexico.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

3 September 2010 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,703,873
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