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SOY NERO

SOY NERO
photo © Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion

Nero is running in the desert. He is trying to escape. He is running from the US border patrol. He is captured. Nero is a 19-year-old deported Mexican. After several attempts Nero finally manages to return and make his way back into the Promised Land. He follows the trail of his hometown, Los Angeles, to find his older brother Jesus. Jesus has set himself up in a new life, living with a girl named Mercedes. Nero begins to realize that as an illegal immigrant, his chances of leading a regular life will not be easy to come by. In an ultimate attempt to escape his desperate reality, Nero decides to enlist in the US Army as a "Green Card Soldier", a short cut to citizenship. Nero is lost in a maze, a desolate landscape, where the boundaries between the immigrant in uniform and the US soldier are difficult to perceive. Although it soon becomes clear that while a soldier fights for a nation, the Green Card Soldier, Nero, fights to obtain his identity… SOY NERO.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2016
Director Rafi Pitts
Screenplay Razvan Radulescu, Rafi Pitts
Cinematography Christos Karamanis
Cast Johnny Ortiz, Rory Cochrane, Aml Ameen, Darrell Britt-Gibson
Producer Thanassis Karathanos
Production Company Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion/Berlin, in co-production with Senorita Films
Length 114 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 English, Spanish
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Berlinale 2016 (In Competition), Bucharest 2016, Melbourne 2016, Gent 2016, Montreal Nouveau Cinema 2016, CPH PIX/BUSTER Copenhagen 2016, São Paulo 2016, Havana 2016, Kolkata 2016, Kerala 2016
Awards Best Film Bucharest 2016
German Distributor Neue Visionen Filmverleih

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