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2008 | Color | 1h 30 min

24 hours in the lives of Fausto and Jesús, two undocumented Mexican day-laborers in l.a. Their daily routine consists of standing at a corner, outside the Home Improvement Store, and waiting for work offers. Exhausted of living day by day and always under the pressure of making enough money to get by, they decide to carry a gun in their pockets, and finally earn what they think is fair.

Country: México, Francia, Estados Unidos
Direction: Escalante; Amat
Script: Escalante; Amat, Escalante; Martín
Production: Escalante; Amat, Romandía; Jaime
Photography: Uhry; Matthew
Sound: Locatelli; Raúl
Music: Ciril, Jazkamer, Kid606
Cast:Sosa; Rubén, Zavarin; Nina, Johnston; Kenny, Moisés Rodríguez; Jesús, Rodríguez; Jesús Moisés, Fausto
Art direction: Abraham; Gabriel
Participation year at FICM: 2008

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