2010, 84 minutes ® El Sicario: room 164 ?
Confined in a motel room in which he used to torture victims, a masked, anonymous, hit man recounts twenty years of criminal life working at the behest of a Mexican drug cartel. Using a marker pen and notepad, he illustrates his career of crime with unparalleled intensity. Rather than filling the screen with reenactments or cutaway images, Rosi’s camera is unflinching, staying on the sicario at almost all times, as the latter alternate between gory details of torture and killing methods (it’s not often you hear about ways to peel off a man’s skin, layer by layer) and stories of faith and repentance. A must-see!