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The Last Christeros

OT: Los últimos cristeros

Matías Meyer // Mexico, Netherlands, 2011
Fiction Feature // FF2012



From 1926 to 1929, civil war reigned between government troops and Catholic peasant militias in Mexico. The reason was an edict that was supposed to weaken the influence of the Catholic Church and which greatly reduced freedom of religion in the country.The Last Christeros is set 10 years after the official end of the “Guerra Cristera”: a scattered group of Christeros have rejected the state’s offer of an amnesty and continue fighting for their beliefs.Badly equipped and running out of supplies, they move from hiding place to hiding place, on the run form the army and in a daily struggle with the mountainous, arid landscape.An intense, more spiritual than military drama.


Matías Meyer, born in 1979, writer, director, editor, producer. His films include "El Pasajero" (2004), "Verde" (2006) and "Moros y Cristianos" (2007). He is currently preparing "Los últimos Cristeros", which will be released in 2010.



Los últimos cristeros

Fiction Feature



Mexico, Netherlands


90 min


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