|Writers||:||Mauricio Katz, Gerardo Naranjo|
|Studio||:||20th Century Fox|
|Release Date/Come Out||:||October 14, 2011 (Limited)|
|Starring||:||Stephanie Sigman, Irene Azuela, James Russo, Jose Yenque, Miguel Couturier|
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One of the most exciting young talents around, the Mexican director Gerardo Naranjo approaches the hot-button topic of drug violence through the perspective of an unlikely, unwitting heroine: a Tijuana beauty pageant contestant (Stephanie Sigman) who stumbles into the path of ruthless cartel operatives and corrupt officials. Although inspired by a true story, Miss Bala avoids docudrama cliches and tabloid sensationalism, and instead evokes the pervasive climate of fear and confusion that has enveloped daily life in some increasingly lawless pockets of northern Mexico. Using long takes and fluid, precise camera work, Naranjo fashions a highly original thriller: an anguished and harrowing mood piece with an undertow of bleakly absurdist humor and moments of heart-stopping action.