Living with his mother and working as a farmhand in his hometown, fourteen-year-old Lalo sees buying a smartphone for his high-school crush the only surefire way into her heart. When his mother is forced to use his savings in order to pay for medical bills, Lalo decides to approach the local huachicoleros for help, who quickly enlist his aid in their business of illegally siphoning gas in order to take advantage of the country’s shortage and re-sell on the black market. As Lalo naively becomes more involved with the huachicoleros’ work, an uneasy air of violence begins to overtake the world around him, while investigators narrow their search for those responsible.
- Best New Narrative Director - Tribeca FF
- Best Òrbita Film - Sitges IFFF
- Eduardo Banda
- Pedro Joaquin
- Regina Reynoso
- Fernando Becerril
- Pascacio López
- Leonardo Alonso
- Alfredo Mendoza
- Edgar Nito
- Juan Pablo Ramírez
- Sam Baixauli
- Carlo Ayhllón
- AMP INTERNATIONAL
- PIROTECNIA FILMS
An assured and tremendously strong feature debut which fluidly blends a coming-of-age drama with a timely and socially conscious topic that has claimed hundreds of lives.
Nito and co-scripter Alfredo Mendoza have a great ear for the rhythms of teenage interaction, and there's an appealing naturalism to the youthful performances.
Edgar Nito has made an auspicious debut about a world that looks as if it’s going to hell.
A tense blend of social realism and crime drama.
Edgar Nito graduated from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica. He has made several award-winning short films screened in festivals such as Sitges, Cinefantasy Brasil, Scream Fest LA, among others. He was invited to direct the segment JARAL DE BERRIOS within the feature film BARBAROUS MEXICO. THE GASOLINE THIEVES (2019) is his feature debut. His work also includes commercials, music videos and television series. He is a founding member of Pirotecnia Films.