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"The greatest sin of all is risking nothing."

The movie starts with Willy “El Casper” being a member of Mara Salvatrucha gang. Willy brought in his boy to be initiated, and was name Smiley after the initiation. A girl named Martha Marlen is romantically involved with Willy. However, Willy was being cautious, thus he kept their relationship secret from the gang. One gang gathering, Martha followed Casper and was discovered. The gang leader named Lil Mago escorted Martha out. However, Lil Mago attempted to rape Martha but kills her accidentally. He simply told Willy that he will find another woman.

Afterwards, Mago brings Smiley and Casper to a location where a train passes with illegal immigrants stowed in one of its carriages. The three robbed the passengers, until Mago found a nice looking girl and attempted to rape her. Casper intervened this time and killed Lil Mago. He sends Smiley off after that.

Smiley travels back to the gang and tells them about Mago’s death. El Sol, the new gang leader accused smiley of foul’s play. Smiley protested and wants to prove his loyalty by killing Casper. The gang leader agrees. Smiley then starts tracking Casper.

Casper had to deal a lot with the other passengers while traveling north. However, because of his knowledge about avoiding the police and smuggling, he successfully avoided detection. Casper then sneaked out one night but Sayra, the girl she saved from being raped, followed her without him knowing it.

Sayra was found out by Casper and decided to travel together after an argument. Sayra helped escape a trap laid for Casper in one scene. However, Sayra learned that her uncle got caught and her father died. Sayra runs to a nearby chapel and weeps.

The two of them finally arrived at the border of the United States. A transporter agrees to take them across the border one at a time for a fee. Casper paid with his camera and insisted Sayra to go first. While Sayra is halfway across, the gang members suddenly appears and starts chasing Casper. Casper then flees from the gang members but runs into Smiley. Smiley then shoots Casper once, and then he shot him again two more times slowly. The last bullet was in the head. Other members then caught up to them. They proceeded in emptying their clips at Casper’s body in execution-like fashion.

By this time the final scenes where being shown. First scene was about Sayra located in a mall, calling his family of her successful border crossing. Another scene showing Sayra’s uncle trying to attempt to cross the border again. The last scene was about Smiley, and tattooing his lips as a sign of loyalty to the gang. After which, the credits were rolled.

| 2009 | 1 hr 36 min | 7.6/10 | 77/100
Marco Antonio Aguirre, Leonardo Alonso, Karla Cecilia Alvarado, Juan Pablo Arias Barrón
Creando Films, Canana Films

Also directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga

Also starring Marco Antonio Aguirre

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