Sin Nombre film review!

Truly amazing film that breaks your heart….

A Honduran teenager named Sayra attempts a new life in America by crossing the Mexican border. But danger awaits and El Casper, a gang member may just be her unlikely saviour.

From the moment it begins, Sin Nombre is breathtaking, just for the cinematography. Its set in beautiful Mexico and they take full advantage of that. Despite many of the areas being slums it’s still a beautiful place. Director Cary Fukunaga spent many months in Mexico learning what immigrants go through to cross the border and that experience brings realism to the film.

Unless you knew, you wouldnt even guess that this was Fukunaga’s first feature length film. It went down a storm at the Sundance film festival and i can

Paulina Gaitan and Edgar Flores as Sayra and El Casper in Sin Nombre

definitely see why. Its one of the best foreign films i’ve seen. At no point was i bored and near the end i even wished it could go on for longer. It really dazzled me, it felt so fresh. No, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but it was mine and i urge everyone to at least give it a go.The unknown cast was also great. The two leads, Edgar Flores and Paulina Gaitan really shined throughout and were the main reason the film broke my heart.

It made me cry, it touched my heart and its made me want to see Fukunaga’s and the two leads next work. Amazing.



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