Monday, August 3, 2015

Los Jefes, new film due to be released in Mexico Thursday

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from an El Pais article

[ Subject Matter: Release of new film "Los Jefes", "The Bosses"
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required]

The film Los Jefes that will be released in Mexico this Thursday, wants to show the reality of organized crime in the North East Zone of Mexico



Two young men in the Ghetto, they are trying to buy marijuana, in one of the zones with major activity of organized crime in the State of Neuvo Leon. This was the idea that the leader of the hip-hop group Cartel de Santa had when he contacted the director of the film, Jesus Rodriguez, Chiva MF, he wanted to show the world what life is like in the "Barrio", where the rapper was born.

He does it through the eyes of two friends, who never imagined how this scenario would play out.
In this way "Los Jefes" was born, a film dreamed up in the mind of Eduardo Davalos Luna, Babo, originally meant as an online mini-series it ended up be a feature film that will be released this Thursday at major cinemas in Mexico.




The protagonists are members of the "Cartel de Santa" and some friends, like El Millionaro, another famous rapper from Mexico that has collaborated several times with them, who plays in the film a third rate drug dealer nicknamed "El Bomba", there are no professional actors. "Babo" uses his friends in the film, they are not Sicario's but all have served time in prison, said the director.

Cartel de Santa, a group who have spent 20 years on the streets where the film was made. Made by Babo and Roman Rodriguez, better known as Mono. In their songs, the band speak about the deceit and secrecy of crime, drugs, Sicario's and assassinations. Babo was himself imprisoned in 2008 for shooting and killing a man during a fight. He was convicted of unintentional homicide and served 8 months in prison and was released with an 8000 dollar fine.

"To me, nobody can tell me what life is like in the barrio, and I know what the criminals do, in one of the most dangerous zones of Federal District, Tepito. For the Director, he wanted to limit himself to only giving technical orders. "Its him who knows this place well. I had never seen a thug in my life. I go to these places, I could be going to Santa Muerte. But I'm not there, says Chiva MF, native of Monterrey, as they film several Cartels.

"Los Jefes, addresses the issues from the perspective of the Sicario's. It speaks of how they operate from the inside and how they recruit their ranks from the local youngsters," explains the Director. "With this film, we try to get close to reality, but I don't believe that this film, or any film, can get close to what really happens in a country with issues of drugs and organized crime".

Monterrey lives this, especially since 2006 until 2012 was strongly run by the narcos. The violence and the death that caused the rupture between the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas turned the towns and villages bloody. One of the worst episodes being the attack on the Royale Casino in 2011 where more than 50 people died.

The film, made in these zones in 2012, starts with two young friends. One of them the son of a businessman, a student at the private University of Monterrey, he wants to smoke marijuana, and asks for help from a guy who valet parks vehicles. This leads him to Santa Catarina, where he realizes this was not a good idea.

"Hey dude, you wanted to buy marijuana in the Iron Palace? ( a Mexican prestigious Department Store).


Here is the video synopsis in Spanish for those who speak it. But even if you don't you will recognise parts of it from the article above.

Original article in Spanish at El Pais

57 comments:

  1. Damn!! I bet anything that the auditions were great for that movie? No real acting all naturals when it comes to Cartel movies in Mexico

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    1. I bet Machete will be one of the lead actors!

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  2. In the movie El Apando, there appears some prisoner fascinated with popó and poop, making murals with it, based on real life prisoners like El Pelon Sobera, Higinio Sobera de la Flor who even ate some of his "masterpieces"...
    --I hope theses "jefes" do not entice more criminals and wanna-be's into the popó eating life of the narco...

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  3. Wow so many good news articles out there and you guys come out with this garbage.

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    1. Wow, can you just STFU? Hey dude guess what, it's not ALL about you, your a no one, not all articles will make us happy, so seriously STFU and if you think this is garbage then go find yourself another site. I woukd tell you more shit bur BB is nice enough to not let me insult you further, you should be grateful.

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    2. 12:51 believe it or not! Said Mr Ripley...
      --any popó that anybody posts here on BB is better than your silly whining, and they usually put in some references or sites to visit related to the post, unlike you lousy ass...hey ever check: Callate Pendejo! On youtube?

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  4. where can we see it bhere in the U.S

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  5. Looks like a great film

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  6. LOL POS's scumbag cockroaches nice they they have their throats slit and are dead

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  7. Looks like straight to dvd type movie

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  8. Does anyone know where to watch cartel land for free online?

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  9. L E G A L I Z E! (Sounds like an interesting film, looking forward to Thursday).

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  10. What happened to 'American Drug Lord'?

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    1. Thats what im waiting on...1 cartel movie at a time please.

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  11. EW. Keep the flame away from the curtain!

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  12. this looks embarrassing on every level.

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    1. Very sad very embarrassing for the great citizens of Mexico, not all the people r like these guys

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  13. Hector el guero palma is supposed to b released in July 2016. Do u think he will click back up with el chapo?? Or u think he's done with the trafficking game? His wife decapitated and his kids tossed from a bridge would open most ppls eyes to the evil of drug trafficking but who knows he may b an idiot with nothing to lose

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    1. Palma will to much money to stay away, hell be low key like Quintero.

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    2. He's going to be turned into the Mexican authority's when he is released

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    3. This guy is danger he has nothing to lose and out of words for how he feels was his family killed while he was in prison if so that puts cherry ontop this guy has one thing on his mind and its kill who ever did this to him and for one resone they are already dead he will kill all of the next of kin for the person responsible for the killing of his son hr will give them a war they wont belive he will do this with the help of his old pals caro and chapo . I would

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    4. I bet chapo did that to his family, maybe he is coming out andgoing with beltranes to go after short stuff

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    5. Venezuelan rafael clavel moreno seduced the wife of El güero palma, had her withdraw 2 or 7 million dollars from el güero acccounts, killed her in San francisco, and murdered their two kids by dropping them from a bridge in colombia...
      --all a gift from el padrino, miguel angel felix gallardo...
      --don't trust women with your heart or your money, any penny less pimp can get to them while you are trying to support them like queens, keep 'em cargadas y arrinconadas, y calladitas...

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    6. @12:20PM & 12:19PM

      Rafael Clavel (did he really videotape the tossing of Palma's kids from a bridge??) was killed in prison . There have been conflicting stories saying Palma's kids were first killed before being thrown from a bridge (the name of which I have forgotten) and done not by Clavel but by someone else on his orders. Does any BB reader have any further info that could clarify this?

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  14. Get The Gringo Mel Brooks

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  15. chivis what would u say if i had a very important picture of somebody?

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    1. ... Lol ... Please Jose L, No More Broly Banderas Photos ...

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    2. Prove it,shut everyone up?

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    3. Keep it where the sun don't shine josie-e...

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    4. Jose, excuse chivis for not getting excited, people usually skip the drama when sending her exclusive photos. Her Chapo photo ran in all Mexican media and gave BB credit. Also her Z40, her video of the 49 slaughtered in Tamaulipas, Broly interview and recently her el gallito photo. the gallito photo is now being used everywhere.
      (chivis did I miss any of the biggies?"
      so skip the drama. put you big boy chonies on.you are not special and have no special knowledge.

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    5. Anybody can post exciting photos of El chapo, getting him naked is the hard part. The best chivis pics were two of herself, sorry...
      --but josie-e having to look like a cute13 year old girl, to photograph el chapo naked, that deserves some respect...

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    6. 9:20pm

      I've seen 3 pictures of Chivis here in BB.

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  16. This is like the big new movie comming in the USA straigth out of compton but this one is the mexican version lol

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  17. Puro cartel de santa a la v...

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    1. Nowadays, anybody who can talk like a spanish speakin' only juarenseño barrio artizzta mascachicles de la Calle can make movie like televisa, eesee bato, lleguele carnaaal, uuuh!
      --ustedes 'perense cabronas, paying customers first y primero diganme papá...
      --makin' movies como ugenio derbez, con telefonos robados es contra la ley!

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  18. Aguebo puro NL puro Monterrey y arriba la sultana del norte el reino de los regiomontanos

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    1. @9:27 Any show of cultural manifestation is ok, like when I checked how much is bdn worth, and I discovered it makes $0.15 usd= 15 cents of a US dollar a week, and the whole site is worth about 8.00 dollars, that was amazing, to me...
      --as long as some qualified BB taliban posts it or allows it...by the way it helps to know who you talkin' to, Ftw, like, see, answers to frustrated fru-fru josie-e? Some even tell him/her to stick it where the sun don't shine, in other words...but in public...

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  20. The still is Baboso,he shot one of his own guys when the round bounced off a floor

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    1. "Bounced" I supported his ass on MySpace when he was in jail when that happened only for him to come out and back stab his ex homie DHA

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    2. He doesn't look like a homie who's down for anyone but himself,but,who is nowadays?

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  21. Still waiting on La Barbie Movie, lets do one Cartel Movie at a time :)

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  22. Dude looks like el inge de tj

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  23. Cartel de santa are sissies and think they're hardcore because they smoke crappy weed and took some tachas. Even Panda ( a teenagers rock band) is more hardcore.

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  24. I'll be able to buy the bootleg CD from the lady who strolls Tortas Sinaloa in Fontana by Friday.

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  25. 3 August @12:51: Where might all these great articles be? TIME? USA Today? Huffington Post? NY Times? El Pais? El Tiempo? When, it comes to covering the politics and results of the drug wars, nobody does it half as well as BB. Corporate media doesn't hold a candle to Borderland Beat. I for one am grateful for what I have learned from about 2 years worth of following this blog. Thanks BB!

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to write that comment...we needed that about now.

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    2. Good post dude

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    3. Cheers Chivis! Stay safe BB journalists and contributors.

      KK

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  26. The Web is flooded with reports about the Narvarte murders, or los asesinatos de la Narvarte, sinembargo and proceso, for example, all blaming alias "la marrana" javier duarte de ochoa for them.

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  27. That beard, ugh! Is he German or something?

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  28. LMAO the guy talks with a death metal voice, hilarious!!!!

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