LOS BASTARDOS serves up a 24 hour period in the lives of Fausto and Jesus, two undocumented Mexican day-laborers in L.A. They go about their daily routine, standing on the corner at the Home Improvement Store waiting for work to come. Today, the job they are given is well paid compared to their poor usual wages. Today, Jesus carries a shotgun in his backpack.
Carlos Reygadas' protégé, Amat Escalante, proves his talent in this beautifully crafted film, slow-moving with refined widescreen panoramas and a rich sound-mix. The inevitable Hanekesque violence is on the other hand devastating, brutal in its savageness.