Release DateOctober 14, 2011 (Limited)
StudioTwentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Official Siteclick here
REVIEWS RATE: Critics Readers Be the 1st!
Cast and Crew
ScreenwriterMauricio Katz, Gerardo Naranjo
- Stephanie Sigman
- Irene Azuela
- James Russo
- Jose Yenque
- Miguel Couturier
One of the most exciting young talents around, the Mexican director Gerardo Naranjo approaches the hot-button topic of drug violence through the perspective of an unlikely, unwitting heroine: a Tijuana beauty pageant contestant (Stephanie Sigman) who stumbles into the path of ruthless cartel operatives and corrupt officials. Although inspired by a true story, Miss Bala avoids docudrama cliches and tabloid sensationalism, and instead evokes the pervasive climate of fear and confusion that has enveloped daily life in some increasingly lawless pockets of northern Mexico. Using long takes and fluid, precise camera work, Naranjo fashions a highly original thriller: an anguished and harrowing mood piece with an undertow of bleakly absurdist humor and moments of heart-stopping action.