Plot: Latino street gangs (Mara Salvatrucha MS-13)... latin American migrants train journey to USA... Love, Friendship, Heartbreak, Violence, Betrayal, Tragedy... guaranteed. Story is strong though not the most original.
fucken great cinematography and direction!! A debut film??.. wow... well done writer/director Cary Joji Fukunaga
Beautiful and talented cast too... young, relatively unknowns putting in good performances... esp Paulina Gaitan and young Kristyan Ferrer as "Smiley" (below, right)
and that gorgeous Diana Garcia scene... hmmm (still looking for visuals of it.. only one so far below)