Sin Nombre (2009) is the movie about a Honduran girl trying to migrate to the USA, and the struggles and sacrifices she has to live through during that journey. The movie also centers around members of the Mara Salvatrucha gang who are known for their violent revenge culture and the inability to escape from their reach.
Director Cary Fukunaga apparently researched this movie throughly before filming it; he risked his own life as he rode the dangerous trains, got acquainted with the brutal gangs with their excessively violent traditions, and “the nameless” who were trying to make a better life for themselves. The thorough research provides this movie with a profound depth, and tragically also makes it alarmingly close to a dark and violent documentary.
Not only is this a gripping story, but strikingly political as well, as it provides an identity and face to the otherwise anonymous immigrants coming to the USA from Mexico.
Score: 9/10 (Superb)