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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.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,501-13,600) 13,563 $18,190
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 18,501-18,600) 18,546 $18,190
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 6,001-6,100) 6,004 $18,190

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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


Gael Garcia Bernal    Narrator

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Production and Technical Credits

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

Limited Releases: Lockedown

April 25th, 2014

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/04/25 75 $5,712   2 $2,856   $5,712 1
2014/08/22 89 $476   1 $476   $17,128 18

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/04/25 70 $7,936   2 $3,968   $7,936 1
2014/05/02 82 $4,530 -43% 2 $2,265   $12,466 2
2014/05/30 90 $656   1 $656   $14,471 6
2014/06/27 108 $493   1 $493   $15,875 10
2014/07/11 94 $225   1 $225   $16,100 12
2014/07/25 110 $482   1 $482   $16,652 14
2014/09/26 105 $1,062   1 $1,062   $18,190 23

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