A 24 hour period in the lives of Fausto and Jesus, two undocumented Mexican day-laborers in L.A. standing on the corner and waiting for work to come. Today, the job they are given is well paid compared to their poor usual wages. Today, Jesus carries a shotgun inside his backpack.
Following a pair of undocumented Mexican labourers in southern California, this searing home invasion film from Amat Escalante is a shocking exposé of immigrant tensions and class division. Co-produced by Carlos Reygadas, Los bastardos imbues its observational style with vividly mounting dread.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France