The 2010 box office hit of the year in Mexico. El Infierno’s director Luis Estrada has this to say about the bicentennial of his home country: “Mexico 2010: Hell. Nothing to celebrate.”
After living and working in the United States for twenty years, Benjamin Garcia (aka “El Benny”) is deported to Mexico. He returns to find his hometown deeper in poverty and more violent than ever, ruled over by vicious drug lords. Government, religious, and police corruption is rampant. Grudgingly, Garcia is lured over to the ranks of the local gangsters
With hints of the Coen brothers, Scorcese, and Kurosawa, this controversial third installment in Estrada’s trilogy on Mexico is unrestrained, provocative and full of black humor. A blockbuster with the Mexican public, the government first funded the film, only to then give it the most restricted movie rating, and not for the reasons you might expect.
Print Source: Mexican Film Institute, Javier Nuñez Carrasco, [email protected]