- Actors: Edgar Flores, Paulina Gaitan, Jesus Lira, Emir Meza, Kristyan Ferrer
- Directors: Cary Fukunaga
- Format: PAL, Anamorphic, Widescreen, HiFi Sound, Colour
- Language: Spanish
- Subtitles: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: 15
- Studio: Revolver Entertainment
- DVD Release Date: 1 Feb. 2010
- Run Time: 102 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B002P3PAQE
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,244 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Sin Nombre [DVD] 
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From executive producers Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna comes Sin Nombre, the breathtaking debut thriller from writer/director Cary Fukunaga. An unflinching tale of loyalty and redemption set against the harsh backdrop of modern Mexico, Sin Nombre interweaves two parallel stories; the first dealing the struggles of Sayra (Paulina Gaitan), a beautiful Honduran woman desperately trying to escape to America with her family, the second following Casper (Edgar Flores), a tough gang member placed in an impossible situation when a violent retaliation turns his gang against him. As Sayra and Casper s paths cross on a train leading out of the country, with the gang in hot pursuit, they must rely on each other if any of them are to make it through alive. Recipient of the Best Director and Best Cinematography Awards at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and the Skillset New Director's Award at the 2009 Edinburgh Film Festival, Sin Nombre marks the emergence of a startling new voice in Latin American cinema.
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Ok this a whole year later, after I have bought the DVD and re-watched the film. It is still bloody good - especially considering the low budget it was filmed on - and I would not alter my above comments. However, the film will not have the same effect on you second time around - it is not one of those that gets better every time you re-watch it. The reason for this is that it is a visceral one-hit impact film - it grabs you because you do not know what is going to happen, rather than because of a well crafted storyline. Watching it again, once you know what is going to happen, the film loses its thrilling feel and leaves you with not a lot else in the way of variation (most of the film takes place on a train).
However, this is obviously a comment made after a second viewing (I loved it first time around) and you definitely have to see this film. There ARE some expert scenes, such as the tour of the hideout of the 'Mara Salvatrucha' gang amonst others. Watch it and you will love it. Watch it second time and you will see my retrospective criticism.
That's not to say it wasn't still very good though - it was. We basically follow two threads of a story that intertwine halfway through and lead up to the films final events.
MS13, the notorious Latin American street gang, feature heavily in this film, but ultimately, that is not really what this film is about. There is much more to it than that and to group in it with such films would do it an injustice.
The film itself is both beautiful (the South American scenery) and brutal (the depiction of gang life is unflinching) in equal measures and fans of films about both gang culture and South American culture will lap it up.
I myself thoroughly enjoyed the journey (quite literally) from start to finish and Sin Nombre cleverly addressed two issues synonimous with Latin America (immigration & gang culture) in a way that was incidental rather than the focus of the film - the result was quite spectacular and something you're sure to love.
This is a bleak story with a strong atmospheric start with realistic looking sets, revolving around gang culture but it didn’t ring true for me, the migrants weren't desperate enough and too trusting, the gangs far too lenient and lax, and there was a lack of fear in everyone except Smiley and the love story element too contrived [lose a *]. It was only in northern Mexico that the drama really took hold. Overall the film is a sad tale mainly highlighting regrets, unfulfilled hopes and shattered dreams, but there are far better ones out there.
The single disc opens main screen offering play, scene selection, bonus features [deleted scenes, commentary on/off]and set up [5.1, 2.0, subtitles on/off].
With plenty of swearing, graphic violence from the outset, people smuggling, murder, it’s an obvious 18. Watch the deleted scenes, many were a few seconds in length and would have strengthened the film, other overlong scenes should have been shortened.
The varying Mexican landscapes and traditional music help to remind one that the travellers are moving through a country, not just a huge slum next door to the USA.
Quite a predictable film, but still well worth a look. For a more intense look at South American life caught between crime gangs and corrupt cops, you'll want to see City Of God.
It is this slow, minimal, ponderous beauty that makes it more than just a gang culture film, though gang culture is still an important aspect of it that it doesn't ignore and shows it all in its harsh brutality. The Malick like quality is what makes this unique and stand out from `Elite Squad' or the excellent `City Of God'.
The plot is basic and we learn very little about the characters, their backstories, home life, parents, relatives ect. This could be a flaw in some films but within this it is clearly a deliberate choice to show these characters are just some of the thousands of people in South America who have to live the same lives, deal with the same problems and share the same dream. The actors are excellent and give really touching and raw performances whilst avoiding melodrama.
It is so strong and hard to put into words. An amazing experience everyone should watch it.
Once you've seen it, you can't forget it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
beautifully acted and directed, a disturbing story set in so many real lives. Clear sub-titles make it an easy watchPublished on 20 Jun. 2015 by Sting
Good film but for people trying to learn spanish take note it is very quick speaking!Published on 10 Sept. 2014 by Janie Doe
Excellent dvd, good, gripping and interesting gangsta story, true to what is depicted today. Would recommend a good interesting read.Published on 6 Feb. 2014 by Mrs M M McKinson
This is a fantastic film. I absolutely loved watching this. it is gripping and an exciting film to watch. Must see.Published on 1 Nov. 2013 by Mr. Andy