We gushed about the Sundance award-winning film Sin Nombre a few months ago, and now finally the film is about to be released in select theatres on March 20th. Written and directed by Brooklyn resident Cary Joji Fukunaga, Sin Nombre is in essence an immigration film. However, instead of using the usual U.S-Mexico border as a backdrop, the film concerns itself with Central America, an important way point for many immigrants into Mexico and ultimately, this country.
The trailer for this dramatic thriller shows images of gang-warfare as well as desperate people trying to have a better life in the U.S. The common thread that connects them is the well-known immigration routes that lead into Mexico. For the immigrants, it is a way out. For the gang members, its a way to make easy money by robbing them. Both groups are marginalized and both groups are seen as faceless, hence the title, though we could be completely wrong. While this might seem like somber reading, the trailer itself looks wonderful and the movie looks like it will shed some light on an often neglected topic. Most importantly, it seems like a great movie.