El Sicario, Room 164
|El Sicario, Room 164|
|Directed by||Gianfranco Rosi|
|Produced by||Serge Lalou and Gianfranco Rosi|
|Written by||Gianfranco Rosi and Charles Bowden|
|Edited by||Jacopo Quadri|
Les Films d'Ici
|Distributed by||Icarus Films|
The film's subject is an anonymous Ciudad Juárez sicario known to have killed hundreds. An expert in torture and kidnapping, he was employed by Mexican drug cartels and the Chihuahua State Police simultaneously. In the film, he recounts his story to the camera inside the very hotel room he once used to hold and torture kidnapped victims, his face concealed by a black mesh hood. Using a marker and notepad, he illustrates his career of crime, murder, abduction, and torture. There exists a $250,000 bounty on his life.
- Salva Trucha (Lo que reina en la sombras), a 2015 documentary film about the drug war from three different perspectives: a Mexican activist nun, an American former trafficker, and an American federal agent. 
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- "The Sicario, Room 164 Press Kit" (PDF). Icarus Films. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
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