Sin Nombre

Sin Nombre review

Knowing little about the film before seeing it, Sin Nombre has proved to be one of the more pleasant surprises of the year.

Although the tale holds few surprises it is nicely structured, firmly establishing the main characters — a Honduran girl and a toughened Mexican gang member — and setting them on their separate journeys before they meet and form a relationship while continuing their dangerous journey together.

It is wonderfully shot, exposing some breathtaking, although not typically attractive, locations and combined with surprisingly superior acting performances, the director conjures an absorbing, convincing atmosphere of poverty and desperation.

4 out of 5

31st Aug 2009 | Official site | On IMDb