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36 Ratings

Soy Nero

Directed by Rafi Pitts
Germany, France, 2016


Nero, a deported Mexican, returns illegally to the U.S in search of his identity. He joins the U.S army as a Green card soldier, a shortcut to citizenship. Lost in a maze, Nero fights to obtain his nationality.

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Soy Nero Directed by Rafi Pitts
A plea on behalf of foreigners who were promised citizenship for serving in the U.S. military, this polemical drama has the benefit of being very sharply crafted and emotionally uncompromising. It could not be more timely or topical.
November 29, 2016
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Rafi Pitts’s Soy Nero, for me a disappointment after the brilliance and power of his 2010 The Hunter, is valuable for its exposure of the tragic dilemma of illegal Mexican immigrants who enlisted in the American army to gain citizenship and wound up getting deported anyway; it also has many striking things to impart about how the U.S. appears to such a person and to other displaced exiles, including Pitts himself.
August 22, 2016
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Mediocrities like Genius, Michael Grandage’s somewhat naff take on Thomas Wolff’s editor Maxwell Perkins, or Rafi Pitt’s Soy Nero, a well-meaning but artistically misguided attempt at mashing up two hot topics (immigration and the Middle East wars), could just as well have been unloaded in Panorama, which these days deals almost exclusively in brainless do-gooder-tainment.
April 29, 2016
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