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Heli [DVD] [2013]

  • SKU: 32884854
  • Release Date: 06/27/2017
  • Rating: NR

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features

    • Behind-the-scenes documentary (45 minutes)
    • Original theatrical trailer
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    A young Mexican girl's dreams of marrying a handsome police cadet are dashed as she and her family contend with drug-related gang violence in this gritty drama that won Amat Escalante the Best Director award at the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival. As his beloved wife makes a slow recovery following a problematic birth, small-town factory worker Heli (Armando Espitia) strives to support his family working long shifts at the same plant where his father works. Meanwhile, Heli's naïve, 12-year-old sister Estela (Andrea Vergara) has started to fall for older police cadet Beto (Juan Eduardo Palacios), who is frequently singled out for harassment by his brutal superiors. Smitten, Estela allows Beto to stash some drugs on the family's property, a mistake that soon threatens to bring one of Mexico's most dangerous narcotics gangs directly to their doorstep. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

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      Reina Torres - Detective Maribel
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      Ramon Alvarez - Evaristo
    • Felix Alberto Pegueros Herrera
      Felix Alberto Pegueros Herrera - Comandate
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      Kenny Johnston - Asesor Extranjero
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      Laura Saldaña Quintero - Rosalinda

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Reality Can Be Harsh

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      May be difficult for some to watch because of the raw storytelling this film presents to the viewer. It is a disturbing look into the Mexican drug war, how ordinary citizens are affected, the high price that sometimes must be paid to protect a family member from illegal drug trafficking, and retribution. The filmmakers rely less on dialog and more on the movements and silent expressions of the actors to tell the story. The deliberately slow pacing drew me into the lives of the characters, living south of the border in a small Mexican town. People who don't have many of the things people north of the border take for granted. Yet they make the most of what they have to live with dignity and plans for a better life. Tragic with a bittersweet ending. This DVD also contains a 45 minute behind the scenes documentary with interviews of the lead actors. At the close of the documentary is a comment by the youngest lead actor which sums up the importance of films such as this one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      more than just a shoot em up!

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      This movie was well cast and well directed! It is so much more than just a shoot em up type movie, you will be wrapped up in the plot and at the end you will be praying for a sequel

      I would recommend this to a friend

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