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Who is Dayani Cristal? (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $18,190Details
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Following a team of staff from the Pima County Morgue in Arizona, director Marc Silver seeks to give Dayani Cristal an identity. As the forensic investigation unfolds, Mexican actor and activist Gael García Bernal retraces this man’s steps along the migrant trail in Central America. In an effort to understand what it must have felt like to make this final journey, he embeds himself among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border. He experiences first-hand the dangers they face and learns of their motivations, hopes and fears. As we travel north, these voices from the other side of the border wall give us a rare insight into the human stories which are so often ignored in the immigration debate.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
77% - Fresh
80% - Upright

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 25th, 2014 (Limited) by Kino Lorber
Video Release: September 9th, 2014 by Kino Lorber
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 82 minutes
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Keywords: Immigration
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Pulse Films
Production Countries: Mexico,
United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,953 $476 Aug 22, 2014 122
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,196 $5,712 Apr 25, 2014 3


Gael Garcia Bernal    Narrator

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Lucas Ochoa
Producer    Thomas Benski
Producer    Gael Garcia Bernal
Screenwriter    Mark Monroe
Line Producer    Marisa Clifford
Line Producer    Kurban Kassam
Executive Producer    Dan Cogan
Executive Producer    Lilly Hartley
Executive Producer    Jeffrey Tarrant
Executive Producer    Jess Search
Executive Producer    Teddy Leifer
Executive Producer    Marc Silver
Composer    Leonardo Heiblum
Composer    Jacobo Lieberman
Editor    Martin Singer
Editor    James Smith-Rewse
Director of Photography    Marc Silver
Director of Photography    Pau Esteve Birba

Limited Releases: Lockedown

April 25th, 2014

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It is a busy week for limited releases, but most of the films are earning weak reviews. Several are earning reviews that would be good if they were opening wide, but not good enough to suggest they will thrive in limited release. There are a few of films with truly great reviews, including Blue Ruin, which not only has amazing reviews, but also earned a number of film festival awards. Both Last Passenger and Locke are also earning close to 90% positive reviews, but none of them really feel like limited release hits. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/04/25 75 $5,712   2 $2,856   $5,712 3
2014/08/22 89 $476   1 $476   $17,128 122

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/04/25 70 $7,936   2 $3,968   $7,936 7
2014/05/02 82 $4,530 -43% 2 $2,265   $12,466 14
2014/05/30 90 $656   1 $656   $14,471 42
2014/06/27 108 $493   1 $493   $15,875 70
2014/07/11 94 $225   1 $225   $16,100 84
2014/07/25 110 $482   1 $482   $16,652 98
2014/09/26 105 $1,062   1 $1,062   $18,190 161

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