Selected for Un Certain Regard at Cannes Film Festival 2008.
Amat Escalante's ('Heli') brutal and compelling feature tracks 24 hours in the lives of Jesus and Fausto, two low-paid Mexican labourers working illegally across the border in LA. When they are offered big money and a sawn-off shotgun to break into the home of and take hostage a drug addicted single mother, the scene is set for a terrifying and unpredictable encounter that will end in a shocking act of violence.
This remarkable film from Mexican cinema's new wave takes a disturbing look at lives on the fringes of society, dehumanised by poverty, racism and exploitation.
BBFC Certified 18 - Contains strong bloody violence, strong language and sex and hard drug use