Considered one of the top 100 films in the history of Mexican cinema, this remarkable directorial debut by Celso García received 14 nominations at the Ariel Awards and fetched prizes at the Gijon, Montreal, and Oaxaca film festivals. It is a road movie with a significant social underpinning about the journey of five men who must paint the dividing line of a 200-kilometer highway in just 15 days. During those two weeks, these resourceful individuals, amidst laughter and tears, comedy and drama, will discover an alternative way of understanding and approaching life. At the head of the cast is Damián Alcázar, an actor who alternates between Mexican and Spanish productions and occasionally ventures into Hollywood with movies like ‘The Chronicles of Narnia.
The Thin Yellow Line is the journey of five men who are hired to paint the median line of a road that connects two villages in Mexico. On board of an old truck, they do the job: more than 200 kilometers that they have to complete in less than fifteen days under a burning sun. Five solitary men that will acknowledge that there is a thin line between right and wrong; between laughter and crying; between life and death.