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El Norte

Spine #458



Release:
Jan 20, 2009
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Spanish PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

El Norte

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Directed By: Gregory Nava
Starring: Ernesto Gómez Cruz, David Villalpando, Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, Alicia del Lago, Miguel Gomez Giron, Jose Martin Ruano, Stella Quan, Eraclio Zepeda
Licensor: Independent Productions, Inc.

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Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life. It's a story that happens every day, but until Gregory Nava's groundbreaking El Norte (The North), the personal travails of immigrants crossing the border to America had never been shown in the movies with such urgent humanism. A work of social realism imbued with dreamlike imagery, El Norte is a lovingly rendered, heartbreaking story of hope and survival, which critic Roger Ebert called "a Grapes of Wrath for our time."

Supplements
  • New audio commentary featuring Nava
  • In the Service of the Shadows: The Making of "El Norte": a new video program featuring interviews with Nava, producer and cowriter Anna Thomas, actors Zaide Silvia GutiĆ©rrez and David Villalpando, and set designer David Wasco
  • The Journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva, the 1972 award-winning student film by Nava
  • Gallery of Chiapas location-scouting photographs
  • Theatrical trailer

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