Raised in the U.S., Claudia (22) is an undocumented immigrant chasing the bling of the lux life and living beyond her means in a twisted version of the American dream. When she’s arrested by the FBI for credit card fraud, Claudia is quickly deported to México. Speaking no Spanish and lost in her foreign “homeland,” she reluctantly takes refuge at her estranged father’s cattle ranch. As she clashes with her unyielding father, her attempts to return home to the U.S. thrust her into a bond with a handsome and dangerous foreign smuggler, Ricky. Caught between her father’s sermons, Ricky’s promises, and the encroaching military, Claudia must navigate a tightrope of impossible choices. Both a slow burning thriller and western, HOSTILE BORDER follows the transformative journey of a young woman confronting the high price of American ideals in the dark places between two cultures.
Official Selection 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival – Winner of the Audience Award and Special Jury Prize for Directing
Released by Samuel Goldwyn Films and Sony Home Entertainment
86 MIN / In English/Spanish with English/Spanish Subtitles