Sarita goes out partying one night at the insistence of her rebellious, free-spirited sister, Bea. Though more modest and unassuming than Bea, Sarita dances the night away, heading home alone when the party drags on too late. The next morning, after calling friends and neighbors, Sarita begins to panic when she realizes that Bea never made it home. With no help from the authorities and convinced that Bea's disappearance has something to do with Andrés, her sister’s dangerous ex, Sarita finds a way to befriend him and infiltrate his gang. With an unwavering determination to uncover the truth about what happened, Sarita becomes increasingly involved with Andrés and the ruthless, violent world of his gang, all the while questioning whether she's cut out for the dangerous lifestyle.
Praised for its "gritty authenticity" (Screen International) and cast with almost entirely non-professional actors, Cadejo Blanco is an intense, nail-biting thriller in the vain of Sin Nombre, Miss Bala and Maria Full of Grace. Justin Lerner crafts a complex character study set against Guatemala City's youth gang culture.