Must Watch: First Trailer for Cannes Fave Mexican Thriller 'Miss Bala'

August 30, 2011
Source: YouTube

Miss Bala Trailer

I'm certain most haven't heard of this film, but now is the time to get introduced. Fox International has unveiled the full official trailer for Gerardo Naranjo's Miss Bala, an incredible Mexican thriller starring Stephanie Sigman as a young beauty queen wannabe who gets caught up in the world of organized crime. I likened this to City of God in my early Cannes review, but it's one of my favorite films of that fest and definitely creeps up to the levels of City of God. It's one of those riveting films that starts, get intense quick, and doesn't let up the entire time. I highly recommend this, make it your mission to see this film in theaters!

Watch the first official international trailer for Gerardo Naranjo's Miss Bala, via YouTube:

The story of a beautiful young woman named Laura Guerrero (played by Stephanie Sigman) clinging on to her dream to become a beauty contest queen in an impoverished Mexico dominated by organized crime.

Miss Bala is both written and directed by up-and-coming Mexican filmmaker Gerardo Naranjo, of a few other films previously, including Drama/Mex, I'm Going to Explode and Revolución. The screenplay was written by Naranjo and Mauricio Katz. This first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where it received quite a bit of praise and acclaim. As far as we know, 20th Century Fox is distributing even in the US, but we don't have any actual info on the US release yet, so stay tuned for updates. Interested in catching this?

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Reader Feedback - 16 Comments


Is this inspired by Angie Sanclemente Valencia?

Gross Und Unbekannt on Aug 30, 2011


Wow, that looks awesome. What is that piece of music...?

dubdub on Aug 30, 2011



Your Momma on Aug 30, 2011



Your Momma on Aug 30, 2011


love it! yea, it's got a "city of god" quality in it........but i also get a "maria full of grace" vibe too.

Anonymous on Aug 30, 2011


True dat, I'll lean more towards Maria Full of Grace on what was shown then City of God.

Johnny Neat on Oct 19, 2011


yea, Im seeing this for sure.

Lando on Aug 31, 2011


God, I need to know the name of the song in the trailer.

Herpderp on Aug 31, 2011


Well, answered my own question. Its Saint Saviour - This Ain't No Hymn.

Herpderp on Aug 31, 2011


No they didn't. Saint Savior is thrilled with the trailer, she said so on Twitter. Get a grip.

Fox Mulder on Sep 15, 2011


Thinking the same thing Fox, seriously.

Johnny Neat on Oct 19, 2011


looks like rosario dawson 

kwame adansi on Aug 31, 2011


looks interesting!

Johnny So Rad on Aug 31, 2011


If it's subtitled, I'll check it out 🙂

Ells on Sep 22, 2011


Bernal and Luna produced it!? I'm sold fuck it, I'm sold.

Johnny Neat on Oct 19, 2011


Your point?

Johnny Neat on Oct 19, 2011

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