LA CIVIL

By Teodora MIHAI

CINEFONDATION - LA RESIDENCE DU FESTIVAL - as PROMO

Drama - Development 2018


    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • BELGIUM, ROMANIA, MEXICO
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Teodora MIHAI
    • Writer(s)
    • Teodora MIHAI, Habacuc antonio DE ROSARIO
    • Synopsis
    • Cielo’s teenage daughter is kidnapped by a local drug cartel in a small North Mexican town. Despite significant efforts to gather enough money with her ex-husband Gustavo to pay several ransoms, the girl is not returned.
      When Gustavo adopts a fatalistic attitude and the authorities offer no support in the search, Cielo takes matters in her own hands beginning her own investigation in search of her child. She manages to earn the trust and sympathy of an army Lieutenant who agrees to assist her – off the record – in exchange for intel which she can provide as a local.
      No longer the passive housewife she once was, Cielo obsessively pursues the cartel members who wronged her, unaware that this will pull her into the vicious cycle of violence that made her a victim in the first place.
      Despite making progress in her own investigation and – in the process – helping other victims, Cielo is unable to reunite with her daughter; her relentless search however, puts her in the crosshairs of cartel members and dubious officials alike.
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