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Buy Me a Gun

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Mexico, 2018


In a timeless México where women are disappearing, a girl called Huck wears a mask to hide her gender. She helps her dad, a tormented addict, who tries to protect her as he can. With the help of her friends, a group of lost boys, she has to fight to overcome her reality and to defeat the local capo.

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Buy Me a Gun Directed by Julio Hernández Cordon

Critics reviews

The film is powered by the underlying idea that children are equipped with all the emotional intelligence and resilience they need—if not to fully understand, then to survive, or to even transcend, the most egregious violence.
July 12, 2019
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With glancing but salient references to Huckleberry Finn, Hernández Cordón’s film feels closer in story, image, and theme to Beasts of the Southern Wild, minus all the water and the vivacity of camera and montage—a proposition likely to frustrate many audiences, but I was intrigued.
November 01, 2018
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