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In one of the most dangerous countries in the world, a life is not worth much. Victims and perpetrators of the Mexican drug war tell their stories.
The film gives the abstract crime statistics a human face. But with an unusual trick: all interview partners wear skin-colored masks. A look into the eyes of the victims is enough to make the horror tangible.
And even the perpetrators are granted their humanity when they talk about atrocities that have also left their mark on them.
"Director Everardo González has created with THE DEVIL'S FREEDOM, one of the most accurate and harrowing portraits of violence itself and its destructive effect on the community." (Film Explorer)