El Norte

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When a group of Mayan Indians decides to organize a labor union to improve conditions in their village, their community is violently destroyed by the Guatemalan army. Teenage siblings, Rosa (Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez) and Enrique (David Villalpando) manage to escape the massacre and decide to start a new life in El Norte -- the USA. The two trek through Mexico, meeting a variety of characters and facing trials and tribulations on their journey toward lives as illegal immigrants in Los Angeles.

Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Saturday January 1 1983
Duration: 139 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Gregory Nava
Screenwriter: Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas
Cast: Ernesto Gomez Cruz
David Villalpando
Zaide Silvia Gutierrez
Alicia Del Lago
Miguel Gomez Giron