About Cadejo Blanco

Sarita goes out dancing one night at the insistence of her free-spirited sister, Bea. Uncharacteristically, she dances the night away, heading home alone when the party drags on too late. The next morning, after calling friends and neighbors, Sarita begins to panic when she realizes that Bea never made it home. The police are indifferent and unhelpful, but Sarita suspects her sister's  disappearance has something to do with Andrés, Bea's dangerous ex. Taking matters into her own hands, Sarita infiltrate his gang, and with an unwavering determination, becomes increasingly involved with Andrés' ruthless, violent underworld of Guatemalan street gangs. Winner of Best Central American Feature, Best Editing, and Best Cinematography at Festival Ícaro. [125 min; thriller, crime, drama; Spanish with English subtitles]

"A nail-biting, evocative and utterly persuasive crime drama that is very much a part of the country's burgeoning film output." — Demetrios Matheou, Screen International

"The visuals hold a power few dramas, save for the likes of City Of God, possess. Karen Martínez is a revelation." — Bobby LePire, Film Threat

"Pending the return of Brian De Palma and Michael Mann, the thriller seems to have found a worthy successor to both of them, even if it has appeared in the last place one might expect it: Guatemala." — David Pardillos, Cinemania

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