My Name is Nero
2015, USA-Mexico-Germany, 120’, Color, English
Director: Rafi Pitts
Cast: Johnny Ortiz, Rory Cochrane, Aml Ameen, Darrell Britt
2016 Berlin Film Festival Main Competition
He fights only for his identity.
A Human story that full of thrill and drama from Persian director Rafi Pitts.
Nero is running in the desert. He is trying to escape. He is running from the US border patrol. He is captured. Nero has no other option… Nero is a 19-year-old deported Mexican. After several attempts Nero finally manages to return and make his way back into the Promised Land. He follows the trail of his hometown, Los Angeles, to find his older brother who himself up in a new life. Nero begins to realize that as an illegal immigrant, his chances of leading a regular life will not be easy to come by. In an ultimate attempt to escape his desperate reality, Nero decides to enlist in the US Army as a “Green Card Soldier”, a short cut to citizenship. Nero is lost in a maze, a desolate landscape, where the boundaries between the immigrant in uniform and the US soldier are difficult to perceive. Although it soon becomes clear that while a soldier fights for a nation, the Green Card Soldier, Nero, fights to obtain his identity…