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Watch Trailer for Thriller About Kidnapped Mexican Beauty Queen "Miss Bala" (Miss Bullet)

by Vanessa Martinez
August 30, 2011 1:00 AM
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I know this doesn't really apply to our site, but I saw the story on Indiewire's home page and I found the trailer interesting and compelling enough to post here. Miss Bala was well received by critics when it premiered at Cannes earlier this year. The film, starring newcomer Stephanie Sigman in a breakthrough performance, will screen at Telluride Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival and the New York Film Festival this year.

Written and directed by Gerardo Naranjo, the film centers around an aspiring beauty queen and her abduction by Mexico's organized crime, who coerces her into working for them. The film will be released by 20th Century Fox in New York on October 14. The subject matter is reminiscent of 2004 Colombian drama thriller Maria Full of Grace, about an ordinary Colombian young woman who gets involved in cocaine traffc to the U.S. Actress Catalina Sandido Moreno's performance in that film garnered an Oscar nomination.

Check out the trailer.

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  • Nikyatu | August 31, 2011 11:02 AMReply

    I'm been tracking this for some time as I am a huge fan of the director: Gerard Naranjo, who has had the rarely luxury of creating some pretty amazing outside the box films for a while now. This is his 3rd feature. His previous work is definitely work a look: Drama/Mex and Voy A Explotar.

  • Kia | August 31, 2011 1:41 AMReply

    I heard about this a few months ago and immediately intrigued. Wish I could go to Toronto, but glad it'll be here in NY soon.

    @Cynthia Maria Full Grace was gut wrenching and wasn't afraid to reveal the gritty aspects of that lifestyle--enjoyed it.

  • Cynthia | August 30, 2011 6:10 AMReply

    Looks good! And I definitely loved "Maria Full of Grace".

  • Duncan MaNutz | August 30, 2011 3:41 AMReply

    Thumbs Up....Another intriguing foreign film. I'm just about done with American movies.

  • Vanessa Martinez | August 30, 2011 3:39 AMReply

    yes Blaqbird, I noticed that it as was produced by Gael Garcia and Diego Luna. I love those two! I forgot to mention them in the post but yes I love Gael Garcia Bernal's work. :)

  • blaqbird | August 30, 2011 3:26 AMReply

    I'm really excited about seeing this! Thanks for sharing! Glad Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna are producing. They are true talents, and I can't wait to see what they do next.

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