El Norte

Guatemalan brother (David Villalpando) and sister (Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez) flee to Los Angeles.

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El Norte


Drama139 Mins1983R

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.


  • Bleak
  • Brutal
  • Shocking
  • Powerful