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El Norte

El Norte

1983
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
2h 21m
Mayan Indian peasants, tired of being thought of as nothing more than "brazos fuertes" ("strong arms", i.e., manual laborers) and organizing in an effort to improve their lot in life, are discovered by the Guatemalan army. After the army destroys their village and family, a brother and sister, teenagers who just barely escaped the massacre, decide they must flee to "El Norte" ("the North", i.e., the USA)... (imdb)
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El Norte

1983
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
2h 21m
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Rated 10 Dec 2009
71
50th
Politically interesting without being polemical, and deeply moving.
Rated 01 Sep 2009
80
64th
Had some low-budget trappings but in the end it's a very moving film with an unusual and fascinating perspective.

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