La Zona (film)
|Directed by||Rodrigo Plá|
|Written by||Laura Santullo|
|Music by||Fernando Velázquez|
|Box office||$2.8 million|
La Zona ("The Zone") is a 2007 Mexican-Spanish co-production film by director Rodrigo Plá. The film describes a failed break-in attempt in a gated community and the consequences for the thieves and the residents.
La Zona was given the Venice Film Festival’s award for best debut feature in 2007.
A group of disadvantaged teenagers break into a gated community that is heavily under surveillance.
- Venice Film Festival: Luigi De Laurentiis Award 2007 (Rodrigo Plá)
- Golden Ariel for best supporting actor 2008 (Mario Zaragoza)
- Golden India Catalina for best cinematography 2008 (Emiliano Villanueva)
- Sant Jordi Award for best Spanish actress 2008 (Maribel Verdú)
- Spanish actors union: newcomer award, male 2008 (Carlos Bardem)
- Toronto International Film Festival: International Critics' Award (FIPRESCI) 2008 (Rodrigo Plá)
Social and political aspects
La Zona shows the divide in the Mexican society, and how the class system plays an important part in the success and happiness of these characters. The film raises questions about social and political aspects in Mexico.
Daniel Giménez Cacho as Daniel
Maribel Verdú as Mariana
Daniel Tovar as Alejandro
Carlos Bardem as Gerardo
Alan Chávez as Miguel
Mario Zaragoza as Rigoberto
- "La ZONA (2007)". British Film Institute. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
- "La Zona (2007)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
- San Francisco International Film Festival 2008 Archived 2008-05-06 at the Wayback Machine.
- Awards for La Zona (The Internet Movie Database Archived 2014-06-21 at the Wayback Machine.)
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