Police corruption, drug trafficking, sexual exploitation and love – all included in Amat Escalante‘s upcoming Heli movie, which has been selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.
Today, we’re here to give you an official poster and the first clip from this Mexican drama. Definitely worth your attention, check it out…
Escalante, who stands behind 2005’s “Sangre” and 2008’s “Los Bastardos”, brings us this quite intense story which revolves around a 12-year-old girl named Estela, who falls in love with a young police cadet. The pair plans to run away and get married, but the violence in the region is a hurdle they will have to overcome.
The official plot for the movie sounds a little bit different (but we guess that sexual exploitation part of the story has something to do with the above mentioned 12-year old girl):
“In a small Mexican town, where most citizens work for an automobile assembly plant or the local drug cartel, Heli is confronted with police corruption, drug trafficking, sexual exploitation, love, guilt and revenge in the search for his father who has mysteriously disappeared.”
Heli stars Armando Espitia, Andrea Vergara, Linda Gonzalez and Juan Eduardo Palacios, and as we said, the movie will have its first screening at Cannes on Thursday, May 16th.
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