Some things should be kept beneath.
— tagline in movie ads
The bodies of missing girls are turning up "bajo la sal" (under the
salt) at a huge salt mine in Mexico in this excellent mystery thriller.
The quality of films coming out of Mexico seems to be greatly improved
in recent years and this thriller is as good as any of the genre being
made by American film-makers and better than most. It is very ably
directed, beautifully shot, and interpolates some very interested
animation without breaking out of the basic realism of the plot. The
story is very good with a solid (if not unfathomable) mystery.
characters are three dimensional with back stories that are partly
revealed and partly only hinted at, giving the entire production far
greater depth than you find in most movies about serial killers. The
acting is excellent, especially by Humberto Zurita as Commandante
Trujillo and Emilio Guerrero as Jefe Salazar. Ricardo Polanco who plays
young Victor Zepeda also gives a really fine performance as a character
whose moody and ambiguous behavior leaves you in doubt about his
character till nearly the end.
Directed b Mario Muñoz
Written by Mario Muñoz and Angel Pulido
Starring: Humberto Zurita, Emilio Guerrero, Ricardo Polanco, and Irene Azuela