La Zona (film)

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La Zona ("The Zone") is a 2007 Mexican-Spanish co-production film by director Rodrigo Plá. The film describes a failed break-in attempt in a gated community and the consequences for the thieves and the residents.

La Zona
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Directed byRodrigo Plá
Produced by
  • Alvaro Longoria
  • Pilar Benito
Written byLaura Santullo
Music byFernando Velázquez
Release date
Running time
97 min
Box office$2.8 million[2]

La Zona was given the Venice Film Festival's award for best debut feature in 2007.[3]


Three disadvantaged teenage boys break into a gated community to steal but come up against the residents and their private security.


  • Venice Film Festival: Luigi De Laurentiis Award 2007 (Rodrigo Plá)
  • Golden Ariel for best supporting actor 2008 (Mario Zaragoza)
  • Golden India Catalina for best cinematography 2008 (Emiliano Villanueva)
  • Sant Jordi Award for best Spanish actress 2008 (Maribel Verdú)
  • Spanish actors union: newcomer award, male 2008 (Carlos Bardem)
  • Toronto International Film Festival: International Critics' Award (FIPRESCI) 2008 (Rodrigo Plá)

Social and political aspectsEdit

La Zona shows the divide in the Mexican society, and how the class system plays an important part in the success and happiness of these characters. The film raises questions about social and political aspects in Mexico.[citation needed]

Main castEdit

Daniel Giménez Cacho as Daniel Maribel Verdú as Mariana Daniel Tovar as Alejandro Carlos Bardem as Gerardo Alan Chávez as Miguel Mario Zaragoza as Rigoberto

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "La ZONA (2007)". British Film Institute. Retrieved 31 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "La Zona (2007)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 31 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ San Francisco International Film Festival 2008 Archived 2008-05-06 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Awards for La Zona (The Internet Movie Database Archived 2014-06-21 at the Wayback Machine)

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