Sicario, Room 164
Gianfranco Rosi
2010 - 80 min - Couleur - France, Italie

A Juárez hit man speaks : he has killed hundreds of people, is an expert in torture and kidnapping, and for many years was a commander of the state police in Chihuahua. He even received some training from the FBI. He has lived in Juárez and has moved freely throughout Mexico and the US. At the moment, there is a contract on his life of $250,000 and he lives as a fugitive, though he is still free and has never been charged with a crime in any country. The film takes place in a motel room on the US / Mexico border. The sicario is highly intelligent, very articulate and all too believable. The film stems from Charles Bowden’s essay "The Sicario" published in 2009 in Harper’s Magazine.



Author-Director : Gianfranco Rosi
Author : Charles Bowden
Photography : Gianfranco Rosi
Sound : Dominique Vieillard
Editing : Jacopo Quadri
Delegate Producer : Les Films d'ici
Co-producer : Robo Films
Broadcasting Pre-purchase : ARTE France
Contribution : CNC, Procirep, Angoa-Agicoa, Société des producteurs

Distribution


Distributor : Les Films d'ici
Not commercial Distribution : ADAV
DVD Editing : Éditions Montparnasse
Circulation-Consultation : BPI (Bibliothèque publique d'information)

Distinctions

2011 - Images en bibliothèques, Paris (France) : Film soutenu par la Commission nationale de sélection des médiathèques
2010 - Biennale de Venise, Venise (Italie) : Prix Fipresci