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X500 (2016)

| Drama | July 2016 (USA)
Thousands of kilometers apart, three young migrants undergo mental, emotional, and physical transformations in order to survive the violence of their new worlds.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jembie Almazan Jembie Almazan ... Maria
Jonathan Diaz Angulo Jonathan Diaz Angulo ... Alex
Bernardo Garnica Cruz Bernardo Garnica Cruz ... David
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Storyline

Maria arrives to Montreal from Manila to live with her grandmother and struggles to adapt to her new environment; Afro-Colombian Alex is deported from the US to Colombia, in his old neighborhood now controlled by criminals; David leaves his indigenous village after his father's death to find work on a construction site in Mexico City. The film follows these three teenagers living in different cities of the Americas yet going through the same experience of grief, migration and transformation.

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Three Outsiders. Three Countries. One True Self.

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Drama

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Country:

Canada | Colombia | Mexico

Language:

Spanish | French | English | Tagalog

Release Date:

July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

X Quinientos See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,590
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1.33 : 1
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Generational disconnect
17 August 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

This film tells the story of young migrants trying to fit in.

In Mexico City David has arrived from his village to be a construction worker after his father's death and is introduced into the punk scene. However his cousin wants him to be a gang member.

Alex has been deported from the USA to his poverty stricken and gang infested fishing village in Columbia. He now cuts people up for local gangs and dumps their bodies in the mangrove swamp. His younger brother knows what he has been up to and might even follow his path.

Filipina teenager Maria has to come to live with her grandmother in Canada after the death of her mother. She fights back at school after being bullied and is expelled. She continues to be rebellious, mixing with other Filipina teenagers.

There is no connection between the three stories and it has a multi language dialogue but the film does slowly draw you in. Director Juan Andrés Arango adds some visual flair here and there.

It is a film that explores alienation and the need to survive or feel included, especially as two of them are in mourning. Despite the dire circumstances the three people find themselves in, I found it comical to see David getting a blue mohican punk hairstyle, 40 years after it first became fashionable in Britain.


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