The Box

La caja

92 mins
7.8 / 10 (1529)


Teenager Hatzín travels from Mexico City to collect the remains of his father, found in a communal grave in Northern Mexico. But a casual encounter with a man who he shares a physical resemblance with introduces both doubt and hope around the truth.

MUBI's take

Venezuela’s submission to the Oscars® this year, Lorenzo Vigas’s gripping thriller beats with a politically conscious heart. Informed by the plight of migrant workers in Mexico, the central mystery of mistaken identity is shatteringly poignant, capturing the human cost when lives become disposable.