Das kleine Fernsehspiel präsentiert: Los Ángeles

Feature Film | DE, MX 2014 | 97' | OV

Mateo, 17, prepares to migrate to Los Angeles in order to support his mother and younger brother back home. The only chance to get out of their small Zapotec village in southern Mexico is by paying an enormous fee for a »Coyote« to be guided across the border. To ensure protection and support on the other side of the border, Mateo joins a local gang that also has presence in Los Angeles. But soon after his initiation he learns the real price: he is supposed to kill a member of the rival gang. Mateo is unable to carry out the murder and the gang leader seeks bitter revenge. With his debut feature project LOS ÁNGELES Harper revisits the Mexican community Santa Ana del Valle in which he used to live as a young Ethnologist. The entire cast are local villagers, non-actors who bring life and authenticity to the diverse characters portrayed in the narrative.

In cooperation with ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel

Director
Damian John Harper
Script
Damian John Harper
Producers
Jonas Weydemann, Jakob D. Weydemann
Co-Producers
Frank Evers, Helge Neubronner, Andreas Eicher
Comissioning Editor
Katharina Dufner (ZDF)
Photography
Friede Clausz
Editor
Lorna Hoefler Steffen
Sound
Gregor Bonse
Music
Gregor Bonse
Production Design
Adán Hernández
Costumes
Abril Alamo, Felicitas Adler
Principal Cast
Mateo Bautista Matías, Marcos Rodríguez Ruíz, Lidia García, Daniel Bautista, Donaciano Bautista Matías, Valentina Ojeda

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Selected filmography Damian John Harper

EASTORIES: A LONGING FOR COLOR (2005), MOTHER OF EXILES (2008), TEARDROP (SHORT, 2011)