Posts Tagged ‘Charles Bowden’

A hit man confesses in El Sicario, Room 164A “sicario” is a hit man. For him, death is simply a job, like being a mortician or taxidermist – he just operates in an earlier stage of the process. Inspired by the Harpers article written by award-winning journalist Charles Bowden titled “The sicario: a Juarez hit man speaks”, director Gianfranco Rosi sought out the article’s subject to record an on-camera confession. The documentary is recorded in a non-descript motel room along a drug highway linking Mexico and the United States. It’s the same room in which just one of the many kidnapping and torture jobs he executed over a 20-year career took place. (more…)