The Last Cristeros

Directed by
Matías Meyer

Written by
Matías Meyer & Israel Cardenas

Julio Bárcenas, Matías Meyer, Paola Herrera, Enrique Rivero, Topkapi films

Release year

89 min


At the end of the nineteen-thirties, in the arid mountains of Mexico, a christero colonel and his last men resist to surrender. These men are peasants, poor and proud people. They are followed by the government and are in need of ammunitions in order to fight. The support does not arrive and life in the sierra turns more difficult every day; the war is almost over. Men, in their suffering, start feeling abandoned, in their illness and solitude. They are almost the last ones. Although rendition is an option, their oath to God is made.