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Against All Odds (Contra todo) (2006)

Directed by Michel Franco, Karim Raoul, Dora Pena, and Yuri Makino. Contents: Cyclone -- Crazy life -- Entre dos -- Night breeze -- El Soldado. In the tradition of Amores Perros, the stories in "Contra todo" paint a tapestry of experiences depicting Latino American life in the US. Faced with various obstacles, the characters risk everything to survive. Cyclone tells the story of Miguel growing up on the tough streets of New York. In Crazy Life, LA native Dulce's love for Chuy makes her question right and wrong. In Entre Dos, a doctor compromises his ethical code in order to save the life of his 10 year-old son. Traveling to Mexico City can be dangerous, especially in El Soldado, where Gabo's car gets towed, and he's stuck in a bad part of town. In Night breeze Alma is growing up and wanting to hang out with friends. When a border patrol police stops her demanding identification, her true origins are put to the test. 91 min.

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