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LA ZONA

Director : RODRIGO PL

Status: Completed

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Synopsis
Short synopsis

Teenager Alejandro lives in “La Zona, an enclosed haven of wealth and privilege protected by private security guards, surrounded by shocking poverty.

Three kids from the slums break in, and during a bungled robbery, an old woman is killed. The guards take swift, brutal action: two of the intruders are shot dead. The third escapes and flees deeper into “La Zona.

A group of residents meets at Alejandro’s family home, and decides to track the intruder down and administer their own justice. The manhunt begins.

Long synopsis

Teenager Alejandro lives in La Zona, an enclosed, residential haven of wealth and privilege in the middle of Mexico DF, protected by private security guards, surrounded by shocking poverty. In the early hours of his birthday, three kids from the slums break into one of La Zona’shouses. In the bungled robbery that follows, an old woman is killed, but her housemaid escapes and warns security. The guards take swift, brutal action: two of the young intruders are shot dead. The third – Miguel – escapes and flees deeper into La Zona.

A group of residents meet at Alejandro’s family home, and quickly decide not to report the event to the authorities, but to track the intruder down themselves and administer their own justice. The manhunt begins. La Zona’s residents – adults and children alike – are caught up in a frenzy of fear and simmering violence. Dissenters are treated at first with suspicion, then with naked hostility.

Alejandro encounters Miguel accidentally in the family’s cellar, but cannot bring himself to turn the terrified fugitive in. Acting on a tipoff, police from the outside investigate the robbers’ disappearance, but the residents stonewall them. Violent paranoia flares in La Zona. Miguel swears to Alejandro he has never killed anyone; an uneasy complicity develops between the boys. Confused, his allegiances torn, Alejandro allows Miguel to flee the cellar.

But the net is tightening.