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19th October 1993

El Norte

Director: Gregory Nava

UK, USA, 1983

Run Time: 141 minutes, Certificate: 15,
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Language: Spanish, Maya, English


D: Gregory Nava. Aide Silvia Gutierrez, David Vil-lalpando, Ernesto Cruz, Alicia del Lago, Eracio Zepeda, Stella Quan, Lupe Ontive¬ros. Sweeping, emotional saga of a brother and sister who leave their violence-torn village in Guatemala to find a better life in The North—El Norte. Getting to America is half the story; making a life there is the other half. Writer-director Nava presents a heightened sense of reality that removes this from the realm of documentary; a compassionate, heart-rending, unforgettable film. Cowritten and produced by Anna Thomas, for American Playhouse.
Leonard Maltin

Average score 7

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