A Mexican drama/thriller film written and directed by Gerardo Naranjo. The film premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, features a breakout performance from newcomer Stephanie Sigman as an aspiring beauty queen who unwittingly gets tangled into a vicious gangster syndicate.
The story was loosely based on a real incident, in which 2008’s Miss Sinaloa, Laura Zúñiga, was arrested with suspected gang members in a truck filled with munitions outside Guadalajara, Jalisco. The film suggests her pageant victory was blatantly fixed by criminal elements.
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