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El Sicario, Room 164

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The word sicario originated in Roman-governed Palestine, and originally referred to the Sicarii, a Jewish sect known for using concealed daggers to slay ruling officials; today, however, it has evolved into a generic term for a hired killer. This documentary from director Gianfranco Rosi visits one of the most notorious of all contemporary sicario. Filming takes place in a low-rent motel room, situated on the border between the United States and Mexico. A nameless hitman, based in Ciudad Juárez...more

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