El Infierno


Mexico | 2010 | 145 min.
Spanish with English subtitles

Director: Luis Estrada

Benjamin Garcia (Benny) is deported from the United States. Back home and facing a bleak existence, Benny gets involved in the narcotraffic business in which, for the first time in his life, he finds himself surrounded by money, women, violence and fun. But very soon he'll discover that the criminal life does not always keep its promises. An epic black comedy about the world of the Mafia and organized crime, HELL helps us to understand what everybody is asking: What is happening in Mexico today?

Luis Estrada was born in Mexico City in 1962. He studied at the University Centre of Film Studies (CUE C) and the Film Training Centre (CCC). He has ten feature films to his credit including Camino largo a Tijuana (1991), Bandidos (1991) and Ámbar (1994). El infierno concludes a trilogy of social and political satire that began with La ley de Herodes (1999), which won the Latin America Cinema Award at Sundance, followed by Un mundo maravilloso (2006). El infierno received nine awards from the Mexican Film Academy, including Best Film and Best Director, and was nominated for a Spanish Goya Award.


Wednesday, October 26