El Norte Blu-Ray DVD

DVDs - Spanish Films With English Subtitles From Latin America and Spain


SKU: 715515035125 Criterion Collection

El Norte Blu-Ray DVD - Criterion Collection - remastered into a quality director-approved blu-ray disc!! 1983 award-winning film directed by Gregory Nava about two young immigrants from Guatemala. Mayan Indian peasants, tired of being thought of as nothing more than "brazos fuertes" ("strong arms", i.e., manual laborers) and organizing in an effort to improve their lot in life, are discovered by the Guatemalan army. After the army destroys their village and family, a brother and sister, teenagers who just barely escaped the massacre, decide they must flee to "El Norte" ("the North", i.e., the USA). After receiving clandestine help from friends and humorous advice from a veteran immigrant on strategies for traveling through Mexico, they make their way by truck, bus and other means to Los Angeles, where they try to make a new life as young, uneducated, and illegal immigrants. Stars Zaide Silva Gutiérrez and David Villalpando. Rated R, 141 minutes.