Cover image for Bordertown [DVD] / Thinkfilm and Capitol Films present a Mobius Entertainment and El Norte production in association with Nuyorican Productions and Mosaic Media Group ; produced by Gregory Nava, Simon Fields and David Bergstein ; written and directed by Gregory Nava.
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Bordertown [DVD] / Thinkfilm and Capitol Films present a Mobius Entertainment and El Norte production in association with Nuyorican Productions and Mosaic Media Group ; produced by Gregory Nava, Simon Fields and David Bergstein ; written and directed by Gregory Nava.
Publication Information:
[New York, N.Y.] : Thinkfilm, 2008.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.

Special features: audio commentary by Gregory Nave; featurettes; trailers.
Abstract:
When a young girl is raped and left for dead in Mexico, she enlists the help of an ambitious reporter and a local newspaper owner for help. Soon their own lives are in danger as they try to uncover the terrors on the border. Inspired by true events.
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MPAA rating: R; for violence including a brutal rape, sexuality, nudity and language.
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The celebrated Latino director Gregory Nava (American Family) helmed, scripted, and co-produced (with star Jennifer Lopez) Bordertown - a suspense thriller with an A-list Hispanic cast. Lopez portrays Lauren Adrian, an American correspondent from a Chicago newspaper, who longs to cover the U.S. occupation of Iraq. Instead, Lauren's mentor at the paper, George Morgan (Martin Sheen) reassigns her to Mexico. She is promptly shuttled off to Juarez, a troubled community on the Texas-Mexico border rattled by a series of brutal, unsolved homicides. The victims - all young women, employed in the maquilla plants that manufacture electrical components for exportation to the U.S. - are uniformly found raped and strangled to death. One of those women, Eva, manages to escape her captors (who believe her dead) and flees not to the corrupt police, but to the local newspaper. There, her life intersects with those of Lauren and Lauren's former boyfriend and lover, the reporter Alfonso Diaz (Antonio Banderas). Suddenly, Lauren foresees, in the prospect of reporting Eva's story, an assignment that could bring her closer to Iraq than she ever dreamed possible. Sonia Braga (Kiss of the Spider Woman), Maya Zapata and Juan Diego Botto co-star. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi