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USA, 2007 (MIFF 2008, Altered States)

Director: Christopher Zalla


“Christopher Zalla's smartly scripted first feature is an exhilarating dog-eat-dog thriller brimming with style and exceptional performances.” - Sundance Film Festival

Winner of the 2007 Sundance Grand Jury prize, Padre Nuestro is a thrilling ride through the dirty underworld of Mexican émigrés trying to make it in New York City. Fleeing a job gone wrong in Mexico, conman Juan finds himself on a truck packed with illegals headed to New York. On the way he befriends the unsuspecting Pedro, then steals his identity with the hope of conning Pedro's estranged restaurateur father, Diego. But fate throws a sordid spanner in the works when it turns out that Diego is no sugar daddy. With a brilliant performance by Jesús Ochoa (Man on Fire) as Diego, New York's dark side never looked so good.

D/S Christopher Zalla P Benajamin Odell, Per Melita WS Celluloid Dreams L English, Spanish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2007/111mins

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