Cary Joji Fukunaga’s debut feature Sin Nombre tells of Mexican gangs and the perilous journey to the US border in hopes of making the cross. Heard this somewhere before? Probably. Is the Mexican border the final frontier for Americans? Why are so many films made from the subject? Does anything enable Sin Nombre rise up above similar films? What is Fukunaga’s goal?
Sin Nombre (2009). Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Starring Edgar Flores, Paulina Gaitan, Kristyan Ferrer, Tenoch Huerta, Giovani Florido.
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