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I'm No Longer Here (2019)

Ya no estoy aqui (original title)
TV-MA | | Drama | 27 May 2020 (USA)
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In Monterrey, Mexico, a young street gang spends their days dancing to slowed-down cumbia and attending parties. After a mix-up with a local cartel, their leader is forced to migrate to the U.S. but quickly longs to return home.

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Fernando Frias

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Fernando Frias
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Credited cast:
Daniel Garcia Daniel Garcia ... Ulises Sampiero (as Juan Daniel Garcia Treviño)
Xueming Angelina Chen Xueming Angelina Chen ... Lin
Sophia Metcalf ... Ice Agent
Coral Puente Coral Puente ... Chaparra
Leo Zapata Leo Zapata ... Isai
Adriana Arbelaes Adriana Arbelaes ... Gladys
Jonathan Espinoza Jonathan Espinoza ... Jeremy
Fanny Tovar Fanny Tovar ... Negra
Brandon Stanton Brandon Stanton ... Photographer
Yesica Silva Yesica Silva ... Patricia (as Yesica Avigail Silvia Rios)
Deyanira Coronado Deyanira Coronado ... La Prendida
Yahir Alday Yahir Alday ... Sudadera
Leonardo Garza Leonardo Garza ... Pekesillo
Tania Alvarado Tania Alvarado ... Wendy
Christian Sanchez Christian Sanchez ... Joni
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In the mountains of Monterrey, Mexico, a small street gang named "Los Terkos" spend their days listening to slowed down cumbia music and attending dance parties, showing off their outfits, hairstyles and gang alliances. These different bands of disaffected youth refer to themselves as Kolombianos, combining the Cholo culture with Colombian music. Ulises Samperio (17), the leader of Los Terkos, tries to protect his friends from the nefarious elements of a quickly evolving drug/political war, but after a misunderstanding with a local cartel, he is forced to leave for Jackson Heights, Queens, a diverse immigrant community in New York City. Ulises tries to assimilate, but when he learns that his gang and the whole Kolombia culture is under threat, he questions his place in America and longs to return home. Written by PPW Films

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The cast is largely comprised of non-actors. See more »

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The story happens in 2011. In the city landscape you can clearly see the Torre Top building, built in 2018. See more »

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The title doesn't appear until around the 12-minute mark. See more »

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Referenced in Una conversación: Ya no estoy aquí (2020) See more »

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what a great movie
5 September 2020 | by briefexistanceSee all my reviews

I mean, it doesn't have much dialogue, character development and such, but it's so beautiful to watch. The cumbia colombiana is really a thing in northern México, and I had no idea until I lived in Monterrey. This is really a very simple movie concept, but somehow it's really enjoyable. It appeals to nostalgia, teen years, anarchy, vandalism, dancing and fun. I'm kinda proud of our cultural richness, it's amazing how different a country is when you move across neighborhoods or states, and here it's mostly emphasized between countries. We can see a glance of the migrant life, the troubles of losing your identity, feeling lonely and having a language barrier. Every human being, including counterculture marginalized groups of people (like the one we see in the film), deserve a decent lifestyle. The violence in our country is really omnipresent, it shows itself in dark alleys in broad daylight.


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Mexico | USA

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27 May 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

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