Make no mistake, Indican Pictures DVD debut of Adios Vaya Con Dios on Jan. 19, is a power piece of cinema.
What happens when young men and women, who have grown up on the mean streets of Aurora and Joliet, Illinois, and who are often at each other’s throats, band together to make this film about events they’ve experienced first hand. No, no wait, this is not a documentary, but a powerful drama laced with tested loyalties, internecine warfare and unspeakable violence.
Eloy (Al Marchesi — When it Rains, Bender, etc.) has been doing hard time, but is now back in the neighborhood and looking for retribution. His childhood friend, Rory (Zachary Laoutides, who also delivered the script), is one of the main cogs in the Olmec criminal enterprise and does his best to defuse the volatile situation, but his efforts are to little avail as the violence quickly escalates to all out war. Make that BRUTAL all out war!!
Inspired by actual events, filmmakers La Raza, Mónica Esmeralda León, Timothy J. Aguado and Marius Iliescu have teamed to deliver a coherent story, with solid technical aspects (especially the special makeup provided by Kaos Leon), that will certainly find you diverting your eyes from time to time, but you are nevertheless riveted at the proceedings from start to final frame.