600 Miles

Dir.: Gabriel Ripstein | United States, Mexico 2015 | 85 min

Gabriel Ripstein was awarded the award for best debut film at this year's Berlinale for '600 Miles', a thoughtful thriller about an odd couple on a road trip in the Mexican underworld. Young Arnulfo, soon-to-be-gangster, smuggles weapons for a drug cartel from Arizona and across the border into Mexico. He's helped by Carson, the gringo who thanks to the liberal gun laws easily can buy assault rifles in the US weapons stores. Inadvertently, he is being monitored by the agent Hank Harris (Tim Roth) from the federal organisation ATF which, in the real world, is known for its controversial methods in the fight against arms smuggling in the Mexican drug war. Arnulfo finds himself in deep waters after a violent collision with the agent and panicked, he decides to kidnap him instead of fleeing. Ultra-realistic and in long, patient frames, we follow their trip back through Mexico while the two men's destinies are being forged together in a partnership that will prove to have fatal consequences.

Original Title
600 Millas
Title
600 Miles
Country
United States, Mexico
Release Year
2015
Duration
85 min.
Directors
Gabriel Ripstein
Producer
Michel Franco, Gabriel Ripstein, Moisés Zonana
Script
Cast
Tim Roth, Kristyan Ferrer, Harrison Thomas, Noe Hernandez
Camera
Alain Marcoen
Sound
Alejandro de Icaza
Editor
Santiago Pérez Rocha León, Gabriel Ripstein
Production Company
A Lucia Films production
Version
Dialogue: Spanish, English English Subtitles
Tempo
3
Thrills
7
Sighs
6
Laughs
0
Look
3
Food for thought
7