In past many months I haven't written a post about a movie or have hardly recommended a movie. So, here it is. Sin Nombre. without a doubt, download from torrent, get it from iTunes library or rent the DVD. Coz since last many months I haven't come across a movie that makes me feel run to the protagonist, in this case, an angelic teenage girl called Paulina Gaitan. Oh! my heart felt so warm after watching the climax. Felt like just rushing to Paulina and give her a hug for what happened all throughout the film, Sin Nombre. Had come across this film some 6 months back, via a friend when we were on an movie-exchange spree. Watched it again a few days back and then got this poster as the wallpaper on my desktop, so that I could look into Paulina's eyes! One of the producers of this film happens to be Gael Garcia Bernel, the guy who played Che in The Motorcycle Diaries. Any Indian actors wanting to produce, this is the stuff you need to encourage! Of course there is apna Abhay Deol trying his best.
Sin Nombre has so many "oh sh**" moments, something that almost every screenplay needs to have it in a very seamless yet credulous fashion. Its only when the protagonist is under such dire circumstances that one feels for them to escape, one feels the need to rush to them to help, one wants to empathize - Sin Nombre had some amazing sequences shot on the train rooftops and some of them shot at night, quite a wonderful feat to achieve. The music, the story and the characters if described in one word than it would be: haunting. They will haunt you forever! what happened to Paulina later?
"There is bitter and breathtaking truth in the story and in the story- telling, which won Fukunaga the directing and cinematography award in the dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year in 2009. He rode the trains for days himself before making the movie, and in "Sin Nombre," he pulls you up there alongside him. " quoted from the LA times.
And oh did I forget to mention, the music composer happens to be Clint Mansell!
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