It is quite common to see that many cities or states in Mexico are used as a location to record some Hollywood movies. There we have cases like that of ‘The Mexican’ (2001), the film starring Brad Pitt that was shot in San Luis Potosí, or ‘007 Spectre’, which was filmed in Mexico City a few years ago.
Although Mexico is an attractive place for many films, we can say that there are places in our country where many filmmakers would not bring their production team. Either because of the levels of insecurity that are handled out there or simply because it does not have the aesthetics that directors need for their cinematographic works.
Netflix has in its catalog a movie with scenes recorded in Chalco, Edomex
However, suddenly we run into one or another surprise and one of them is Sicario: Day of the Soldado, a 2018 movie that is currently in the Netflix catalog and which has caught the attention of some people thanks to the fact that It has scenes that were recorded in the municipality of Chalco de Díaz Covarrubias, located in Edomex.
In the American film directed by Stefano Sollima and starring Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Catherine Keener, Matthew Modine, among others, is the continuation of the tape ‘Sicario’, released in 2015. The plot of the story follows the war against drugs that the United States is waging against the drug cartels in Mexico, for which several scenes are recorded in our country.
One of them is when Héctor (David Castañeda) and Miguel Hernández (Elijah Rodríguez), a young man who dedicates himself to being ‘Coyote’, arrive in Mexico and cross the border. In a scene recorded at night Both are seen walking along Avenida Cuauhtémoc Poniente, which is located in the Bodegas neighborhood of said Mexican demarcation.
You can see it around 1:15:56 if you want to check it out, although we recommend watching the full tape that a couple of years ago received positive reviews from critics and the general audience. The comparative images go because we know you like them:
It is not the first film that has been recorded in the State of Mexico
This reminds us of the time when Will Smith visited the municipality of Naucalpan, also in Edomex, to record some scenes of Bad Boys For Life, or that occasion in which the very Matt Damon visited the Bordo de Xochiaca, located on the border of Nezahualcóyotl and Chimalhuacán, to record scenes from the tape ‘Elysium’ (2013).
Although it is common to see celebrities who visit certain tourist places in Mexico, either for vacation or as part of their job, ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ and other examples we mentioned show us that Edomex sometimes also has its epic moments. Not either?