A darkly humorous odyssey through the sun-soaked Mexican borderlands, Arturo Pons’ poetic and satirical ode to the immigrant follows 13-year-old Chencho on a treacherous trek to reach the United States and the promised land of Chicago. Lost and alone in a desolate landscape, he is rescued by a cryptic old man who perishes shortly thereafter, titular compass clenched in his hand. Holding the reins of a rickety cart alongside a dead man to guide him, Chencho finds himself joined by a surreal collection of characters with nowhere to go but no reason to stay, all looking for the road to salvation.

Duration
2 min 52 sec

Views
2,890

Posted On
June 03, 2012
Director
Arturo Pons

Writer
Arturo Pons

Studio
Independent

Release
June 16, 2012
Cast
Gael Sanchez Valle
Pedro Gamez
Ana Ofelia Murguía
Eligio Melendez
Luis Bayardo
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