40 Days

  |  Book Tickets: 01/01/2008
  |  Watch Now: 13/10/2010
  |  101 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Three friends, Andres, David and Ecuador, decide to take a road trip to the USA, fleeing the rejection they’ve all experienced in Mexico, hoping to find meaning and inspiration in the country that seems to control the destiny of the entire world. Andres was abandoned by his girlfriend, David is a homosexual that seems to seethe in disgust at his own lusts and Ecuador recently had a stillborn birth. They carry their pain past the USA-Mexico border, Andres eagerly looking forward to seeing all the cities that exist only as mythology in the rest of the world. His contention is that Mexico should join the US, that, essentially, America represents a country where success has ruled, instead of the failures in Mexico. They argue in the car, cheerfully, enthusiastically, taking pictures and recording videos as they cruise in a convertible on the highway. Three friends also see New Orleans and the aftermath of the Katrina destruction, and then the cold, harsh industrial landscapes of Virginia. By the time they arrive in New York City, their ultimate goal, the American dream seems less compelling.