When it comes to films that deal with the topic of the drug war in Mexico, I expect to see factual information on film and not just an exploitation of the darkest periods the drug war has left in the country. But sadly Denis Villeneuve’s new film “Sicario” does just that. The film’s trailer gives the impression that the film will be based on actual events that relate to the situation on the drug war, but instead it only takes certain violent events that occurred in the city of Juarez Mexico and depicts them as if they were daily occurrences. Thanks to the poor preparation on the subject by the director, “Sicario” succeeded in wrongfully illustrating Mexico as a country in a constant state of war, while contributing to feeding the stereotype of the Mexican people as lawless savages. More thoughts on film – Mexican filmmakers erasing borders with their talent
The first part of the film centers on FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) joining the DEA as an advisor.