SOY NERO

By Rafi PITTS

PIMIENTA FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2016

Nero, a 19-year-old Mexican, dreams of immigrating to the US. He joins the US Army as a Green-Card soldier and is shipped out to fight in the Middle East. Fighting for nationality, he gets lost in a violent maze.

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Berlinale - EFM 2016
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    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, FRANCE, MEXICO
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 114 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rafi PITTS
    • Writer(s)
    • Razvan RADULESCU, Rafi PITTS
    • Producer(s)
    • Thanassis KARATHANOS (Twenty Twenty Vision), Rita DAGHER (Senorita Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Nero is running in the desert. He is trying to escape. He is running from the US border patrol. He is captured. Nero is a 19-year-old deported Mexican. After several attempts Nero finally manages to return and make his way back into the Promised Land. He follows the trail of his hometown, Los Angeles, to find his older brother Jesus. Jesus has set himself up in a new life, living with a girl named Mercedes. Nero begins to realize that as an illegal immigrant, his chances of leading a regular life will not be easy to come by. In an ultimate attempt to escape his desperate reality, Nero decides to enlist in the US Army as a “Green Card Soldier”, a short cut to citizenship. Nero is lost in a maze, a desolate landscape, where the boundaries between the immigrant in uniform and the US soldier are difficult to perceive. Although it soon becomes clear that while a soldier fights for a nation, the Green Card Soldier, Nero, fights to obtain his identity… SOY NERO.
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