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'Days of Grace' director Everardo Gout shines light on violence in Mexico
'Days of Grace' director Everardo Gout shines light on violence in Mexico

The kidnappers were often ghetto boys, some as young as 14, waving big guns in small hands and demanding ransoms ranging from millions of dollars to 2 quarts of milk, a dozen eggs, sugar and a sack of rice. They slipped through alleys like ragged spirits, dodging dogs and counting bullets in a Mexico run wild with street gangs and cops on the take. Director Everardo Gout has captured their despair and twisted desires in his first feature film, "Days of Grace," a kinetic, sleek, brutal portrait of a nation. The movie is an interlocking series of vicious tales unfolding amid the squalor and splendor of Mexico City's baroque facades, cross-marked graves and hillsides aglow in...

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