Padre Nuestro

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Padre Nuestro
Poster of Padre Nuestro.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byChristopher Zalla
Written byChristopher Zalla
Produced byBenjamin Odell
Per Melita
StarringJesús Ochoa
Armando Hernández
Jorge Adrián Espíndola
Paola Mendoza
CinematographyIgor Martinovic
Edited byAaron Yanes
Music byBrian Cullman
Cinergy Pictures
Panamax Films
Two Lane Pictures
Distributed byIFC Films
Release date
  • January 22, 2007 (2007-01-22) (Sundance)
Running time
110 minutes
CountriesUnited States
Box office$565,024[1]

Padre Nuestro ("Our Father"), also known as Sangre de Mi Sangre ("Blood of My Blood") is a 2007 Argentinean-American thriller film written and directed by Christopher Zalla, produced by Benjamin Odell and Per Melita and starring Jesús Ochoa, Armando Hernández, Jorge Adrián Espíndola, and Paola Mendoza.


Padre Nuestro tells the story of Pedro, a young Mexican boy who smuggles himself to Brooklyn to meet his long-lost father, but whose identity is stolen by an impostor.


  • Jesús Ochoa as Diego
  • Armando Hernández as Juan
  • Jorge Adrián Espíndola as Pedro
  • Paola Mendoza as Magda
  • Eugenio Derbez as Anibal
  • Scott Glascock as John
  • Lev Gorn as Rough-Shave


Padre Nuestro premiered January 22, 2007 at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and has been screened at Cannes. The film was released in Spain on October 5, 2007 and in Mexico on February 29, 2008. It opened in limited release in the United States on May 14, 2008.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

As of May 16, 2008, the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 76% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 17 reviews.[3] Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 53 out of 100, based on 5 reviews.[4]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.[5]
  • Nominated, Independent Spirit Awards, 2008: Best First Feature (for Zalla, Odell and Melita) and Best Screenplay (for Zalla)



  1. ^ Padre Nuestro at Box Office Mojo
  2. ^ "Padre Nuestro (2007) – Release dates". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
  3. ^ "Sangre de Mi Sangre Movie Reviews, Pictures – Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2008-05-16.
  4. ^ "Sangre de mi sangre (2008): Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2008-05-16.
  5. ^ "2007 Sundance Film Festival award winners". The Salt Lake Tribune. 2007-01-28. Retrieved 2007-01-28.

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Preceded by Sundance Grand Jury Prize: U.S. Dramatic
Succeeded by