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El Sicario Room 164 (2011)

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el sicario The term sicario goes back to Roman Palestine, where a Jewish sect, the Sicarii, used concealed daggers (sicae) in their murders of Romans and their supporters. In modern language, a sicario is a professional killer or a hit man. In an anonymous motel room on the U.S./Mexico border, a Ciudad Juárez hit man speaks. He has killed hundreds of people and is an expert in torture and kidnapping. He was simultaneously on the payroll of the Mexican drug cartels and a commander of the Chihuahua State Police. There is currently a $250,000 contract on his life and he lives as a fugitive, though he has never been charged with a crime in any country. With his face obscured by a black mesh hood, tells his story to the camera inside the very hotel room he once used to hold and torture kidnapped victims. Aided only by a magic marker and notepad, which he uses to illustrate and diagram his words, the sicario describes, in astounding detail, his life of crime, murder, abduction and torture.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 28th, 2011 (Limited) by Icarus Films, released as El Sicario Room 164
Running Time: 80 minutes
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Keywords: Government Corruption, Hitmen, Corrupt Cops, Biography, Fugitive / On the Run
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Les Films d'Ici, Robofilms
Production Countries: France,
United States

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El Sicario    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Gianfranco Rosi    Cinematographer
Jacopo Quadri    Editor
Serge Lalou    Producer
Gianfranco Rosi    Producer
Charles Bowden    Co-Producer
Abraham Spector    Composer
Dominique Vieillard    Sound Editor
Dominique Vieillard    Sound Mixer
Laureline Delom    Assistant Director
Laureline Delom    Assistant Editor
Magali Boccaccio    Production Manager
Molly Molloy    Production Coordinator

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