‘Miss Bala’ puts human face on Mexico’s drug war

In a ripped-from-the-headlines story, the new movie ‘Miss Bala,’ which opens in limited U.S. release on Friday, tells the harrowing tale of a small-town Mexican beauty named Laura who inadvertently becomes involved with a violent drug lord. Directed and co-written by Gerardo Naranjo and executive produced by Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal of ‘Y Tu Mama Tambien’ fame, the film takes a cold, hard look at Mexico’s devastating drug war and its effect on the country and people.

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