El Norte: The Criterion Collection

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El Norte: The Criterion Collection

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El Norte: The Criterion Collection

Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life. It's a story that happens every day, but until Gregory Nava's groundbreaking El Norte (The North), the personal travails of immigrants crossing the border to America had never been shown in the movies with such urgent humanism. A work of social realism imbued with dreamlike imagery, El Norte is a lovingly rendered, heartbreaking story of hope and survival, which critic Roger Ebert called "a G of Wrath for our time."


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Oct 24 2008
  • Production Year 1983
  • Empire SKU 1434377
  • UPC Code 715515035125
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


New Audio Commentary Featuring Nava
In the Service of the Shadows: The Making of El Norte: New Video Program Featuring Interviews With Nava, Producer And Co-Writer Anna Thomas, Actors Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez And David Villalpando, And Set Designer David Wasco
The Journal Of Diego Rodriguez Silva, Nava’s 1972 Award-Winning Student Film
Gallery of Chiapas Location-Scouting Photographs
Theatrical Trailer
Plus: A booklet featuring An Essay By Novelist Héctor Tobar And Roger Ebert’s 1983 Review Of The Film


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
    Spanish Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.78:1 Color

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