The Weak Ones

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    The Weak Ones

    Los débiles

    Directed by

    • Raúl Rico, Eduardo Giralt Brun

    Mexico

    2018

    65 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

    The stoic Victor gets into an argument with The Selfie, a member of a youth gang. Soon afterwards, Victor’s dogs are murdered. He arms himself and sets out for revenge, in search of the rival who’s now disappeared without a trace. But the journey proves difficult, taking Victor through Sinaloa, the stretch of land on Mexico’s Pacific coast that a ruthless criminal cartel has transformed into bloody terrain. Violence and death are part of everyday life here. Victor’s journey is hemmed in by an eccentric cast of characters, each of whom reveals a new clue on where The Selfie might be found – until the two rivals finally meet in a brilliant and unexpected finale.

    With Los débiles, directors Raúl Rico and Eduardo Giralt Brun deliver a contemporary spin on the classic tale of crime and punishment, a virtuoso accomplishment that achieves the seemingly impossible: a revenge film in which the need for vengeance ultimately fades into the background. With calm and composed camera work and marvellously droll humour, they have created a road movie extraordinarily rich in atmosphere, featuring striking locales in a fascinating landscape that manages to be two things at once: heaven and hell.

    Awards

    • Puma Prize for Best Film - FICUNAM

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    José Luis Lizárraga
    Eduardo Martínez
    Javier Díaz Dalannais
    Javier Chimaldi
    Joshua Estrada
    Eduardo Rauda
    Sean Hennessey
    Ulises Bojorquez
    Eduardo Carreón
    Cruz Tirado
    Screenplay
    Raúl Rico
    Eduardo Giralt Brun
    Cinematography
    Diego Rodríguez
    Editing
    Raúl Rico
    Jonathan Pellicer
    Music
    Alonso Esquinca
    Sales
    LUZ VERDE
    Production
    LUZ VERDE

    Press

    With calm and composed camera work and marvellously droll humour, they have created a road movie extraordinarily rich in atmosphere, featuring striking locales in a fascinating landscape that manages to be two things at once: heaven and hell.

    Berlinale