MORENITA

By Alan JONSSON GAVICA

ARTE MECÁNICA PRODUCCIONES - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2008

Mateo gets involved with cocaine traffickers to save the life of his grandfather. The only way out of Santiago and his grandson to pay off the debt that paid for the surgery that saved Santiago is to take advantage of working in the Basilica of Guadalupe to steal the image of the Virgin.

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • MEXICO
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alan JONSSON GAVICA
    • Producer(s)
    • Ozcar RAMÍREZ GONZÁLEZ (Artemecanica)
    • Synopsis
    • Santiago works in the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The night of his  83 birthday  he suffers a stroke. Mateo, his grandson, needs to pay 20 thousand dollars for his operation or he will die. Mateo ask help from El Pinto, a longtime friend who is now drug dealer in Tijuana.  El Pinto pays Santiago's surgery but in exchange Mateo should transport cocaine from Tijuana to San Diego using the pigeons he has trained for years.
      Santiago saves his life and the drug traffic using the pigeons works fine until they  are lost in transit. El Pinto is convinced Mateo stole from him and gives him an ultimatum: in five days he must return the 200 thousand dollars he lost in cocaine or he and his family will die.
      Santiago feels responsible and propose his grandson to use his privileged access to the Basilica to try the only possible solution: rob and ransom the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe...
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Nov 01, 2009
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