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In the Pit is a 2006 documentary by Juan Carlos Rulfo. The film won several awards, including the Jury's Prize for Best International Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. It tells the story of several construction workers in Mexico City involved in the construction of the second story of the Periferico Freeway.

In The Pit
Directed byJuan Carlos Rulfo
Produced byJuan Carlos Rulfo,
Eugenia Montiel
Written byJuan Carlos Rulfo
StarringSofia García López,
Pedro Sánchez Bernal,
Agustín Zárate Centeno,
Isabel Dolores Hernández,
Natividad Sánchez Montes,
Isahín Octaviano Simón
Music byLeonardo Heiblum
Edited byValentina Leduc Navarro
Distributed byFunny Balloons
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Running time
78 min.


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Preceded by
Shape of the Moon
Sundance Grand Jury Prize: World Cinema Documentary
Succeeded by
Enemies of Happiness