18 certificateHeli is a Film programme that first aired in 2013 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

Heli is a 3 star programme

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Heli (2013)

Directed by
Amat Escalante

Amat Escalante's disturbing, brutally violent drama about a lowly Mexican family who get caught between corrupt police and merciless narco-gangsters. Heli and his father Evaristo both work at the sleek car factory that's a shortish cycle ride across the dusty plain on which their small home is situated. But the family, which also includes Heli's wife Sabrina and their baby, inhabit a world where it's as dangerous to cross paths with the government forces tasked with ending the drugs trade as it is the dealers and traffickers. And so it's with desperate bad luck that Heli's 12-year-old sister Estela naively agrees to hide a drug stash for her 17-year-old boyfriend, Beto, a federal police cadet. The favour sparks a chain of events that brings both sides of the drugs war to the family's door, and neither party has any qualms about the shocking levels of harrowing violence they're prepared to dispense.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2013

3/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: Mexico/Netherlands/Germany/France

Filmed in Colour

When is Heli next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 June 7th, 1:40am and on Film4 Plus 1 June 7th, 2:40am. See more...


Armando Espitia...Heli
Andrea Vergara...Estela
Linda González...Sabrina
Juan Eduardo Palacios...Beto
Reina Torres...Det. Maribel
Ramón Álvarez...Evaristo
Gabriel Reyes...Det. Omar
Felix Alberto Pegueros Herrera...Comandate
Kenny Johnston...Asesor Extranjero
Laura Saldaña Quintero...Rosalinda
Agustín Salazar Hernández...Bebé Santiago
Juan Pablo Nieves Dominguez...Chuchin
Jaime Osvaldo Chía Palacios...Maruchan
Virgilio López Macías...El Guayo
Eduardo Rene Salazar Güereca...El Morocho