“Nothing will make sense to your American ears, and you will doubt everything that we do, but in the end you will understand.”
- What is this movie about?
Here we find a FBI special agent who is asked to join a special task force in the US border with Mexico where they are keeping up a fight against drug dealers in the so going on drug war…
- Why should you watch it?
Many of you might think, oh no, another drug dealing movie about what is going on at the border between the USA and Mexico… and yes, you are right, this is another movie about what is happening but we don’t want to know is happening day after day… but let me tell you something, the movie is really catchy and why is that? Well besides how it has been filmed there something different from the others movie: the main character is a woman.
Emily’s Blunt character is what makes this movie terrifyingly real and to gain our attention among all the movies from the same topic. She is the newcomer in a land of men, as one might say. she is coming from the bureau where everything follows some rules and there is the law. Here she has to learn to not follow said rules and even forget about the law. Time to sort of one priorities.
The plot itself is nothing out of the ordinary but it is the actors’ work that make this movie one movie to remember (or not to forget). It is really an entertaining movie that gets your attention with what is happening and with its reality that not many other movies can comply. Really worth your time.
- Did you know?
– The word “Sicario” derives from the Latin word “Sicarius”, meaning “dagger man”. The term was used by Romans to describe Jewish Zealots who killed Roman citizens using a “sicae” or small dagger hidden in their cloaks. There were so many murders in the Providence of Judea around the I Century a.C. that the figure of “Sicarius” was codified in Roman Law (Lex Cornelia de Sicariis et Veneficis – Cornelian Law for Stabbers and Poisoners) of 81 a.C. These words also derive from the word “sicae”, which means to slice. The word Sicario is used in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian
– The thermal vision shots in the film were shot with a FLIR SC8300 thermal vision camera and they were not added in the post-production.
– While Benicio Del Toro’s character is frequently silent in the movie, he initially had more lines. “In the original script, the character explained his background several times to Kate,” Del Toro says. “And that gave me information about who this guy was, but it felt a little stiff to have someone you just met 15 minutes ago suddenly telling you what happened to him and who he is.” Working with director Denis Villeneuve, Del Toro began cutting some of his dialogue to preserve the mystery of who his character is; Villeneuve estimates they cut 90 percent of what Del Toro was originally intended to say by screenwriter Taylor Sheridan. Like Del Toro, Villeneuve saw power in stripping the character down to a brooding silence, stating that dialogue belongs to plays and “movies are about movement, character, and presence, and Benicio had all that.”
– Emily Blunt based Kate Macer’s character on one of the FBI agents she spoke to in preparation for the role, whom she described as “shy” and had a “loner quality” to her.