La caja (The Box)
Director: Lorenzo Vigas Run Time: 90 min. Rating: Unrated Language: Spanish w/ English subtitles
Starring: Hatzín Navarrete, Hernán Mendoza
Tagline: A teen travels to Northern Mexico to collect his estranged father’s remains. However, a casual encounter with a man who shares physical characteristics with his father puts into question his dad’s true whereabouts. Starring Hernán Mendoza (Después de Lucía).
Synopsis: LA CAJA (THE BOX) tells the story of Hatzín (played wonderfully by the non-professional newcomer Hatzín Navarrete), a young teenager from Mexico City who travels to northern Mexico to collect the remains of his father, which have been found in a communal grave amidst huge skies and an empty landscape. On the way home, Hatzín spots a man and is instantly convinced he is his father. Adamant, he forces his way into the man’s life and becomes involved in what he believes is the family business—the exploitative recruitment of factory workers. Hatzín soon finds himself in a high-stakes, blood-laced coming of age story. While his identity crisis is common to most adolescents, this one is told in the context of a country where so many missing persons are found in communal graves, converting it into a collective identity crisis.
Critic Quotes: “An unflinching account of human lives rendered disposable by greed and corruption.” – The Hollywood Reporter
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