Miss Bala

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A first-rate art-house thriller, “Miss Bala” tells the strange, seemingly impossible story of a Mexican beauty queen who becomes the accidental pawn of a drug cartel. It’s an adventure story that could be called a contemporary picaresque if it weren’t so deadly serious, and might be called fantastical if it weren’t loosely based on a true story of a former Miss Hispanic America. One day a beautiful young woman, Laura, is trying to enter the Miss Baja contest; a few hours later she’s cowering in a nightclub, dodging gunfire and gangsters who bequeath her another title, Miss Bala — Miss Bullet. And thus Laura's aspirations of becoming a beauty queen turn against her, delivering her into the hands of a gang that's terrorizing northern Mexico. Although Laura succeeds in winning the beauty queen crown, her experiences as an unwilling participant in Mexico's violent war leave her shaken and transformed.

  1. Gerardo Naranjo

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Mauricio Katz


Top Billed Cast

  1. Stephanie Sigman

    Stephanie Sigman

    Laura Guerrero

  2. Noe Hernandez

    Noe Hernandez

    Lino Valdez

  3. Irene Azuela

    Irene Azuela

    Jessica Berlanga

  4. Jose Yenque

    Jose Yenque

    Kike Camara

  5. James Russo

    James Russo


  6. Miguel Couturier

    Miguel Couturier

    General Salomón Duarte

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Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 53m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage http://www.missbala.com/

Release Information

  • October 1, 2011
    R, Theatrical



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