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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 by Juan Carlos Rulfo
Produced by Juan Carlos Rulfo,
Eugenia Montiel
Written by Juan Carlos Rulfo
Starring Sofia García López,
Pedro Sánchez Bernal,
Agustín Zárate Centeno,
Isabel Dolores Hernández,
Natividad Sánchez Montes,
Isahín Octaviano Simón
Music by Leonardo Heiblum
Edited by Valentina Leduc Navarro
Distributed by Funny Balloons
Release date
Running time
78 min.
Language Spanish


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