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The Gasoline Thieves Unclassified 18+
Huachicolero

Director: Edgar Nito Country: USA Mexico UK (2019)
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Genre: CrimeDrama Themes: Coming of Age
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A lovesick Mexican teen is lured into the volatile underground of oil bandits in this suspenseful Tribeca award winner.

Teetering on the edge of poverty, 14-year-old farmhand Lalo’s only glimpse of hope is his high-school crush Ana. But when his savings, earmarked for a romantic present, are needed for his mother’s medical bills, Lalo finds his only option is to join the huachicolero – opportunistic gangs haunting the petroleum-soaked hinterlands. Lalo is wooed by these outlaws, who tap into the pipelines of crooked corporations and dance on the edge of death every night. He soon discovers the heartbreaking truths: love is conditional and there’s no honour among thieves.

Winner of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival’s Best New Narrative Director award, Edgar Nito Arrache has made a remarkable debut that humanises the real-life cartel crisis with a gritty lens and an urgent score, amping up the tension between a corruptible youth and his treacherous guardians until it’s primed to explode.

“A powerful debut… undoubtedly one of the best Mexican films so far in 2019.” – Screen Anarchy

Tickets

5101
Sat 03 Aug 1:45 pm [5101]
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium 100% Subtitles
Past event
1580
Mon 12 Aug 1:45 pm [1580]
Forum Theatre Wheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Eduardo Banda, Fernando Becerril, Regina Reynoso
Director
Edgar Nito
Producers
Annick Mahnert, Joshua Sobel, Victor Léycegui
Screenwriters
Alfredo Mendoza, Edgar Nito
Cinematographer
Juan Pablo Ramírez
Editor
Sam Baixauli
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Alliance Media Partners

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