• Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

“I Promise You Anarchy” is a 2015 Mexican drama film directed by . The film revolves around the lives of two young friends, Miguel () and Johnny (Eduardo Eliseo Martínez), who navigate the complexities of their relationship against the backdrop of Mexico City. Both are involved in the underground world of blood trafficking, and their lives take a dark turn when a delivery goes wrong, leading to unforeseen consequences.


“I Promise You Anarchy” received positive reviews for its exploration of the complexities of friendship, sexuality, and the challenges faced by young people in contemporary Mexican society. The film's raw and unfiltered portrayal of the characters and their environment was praised, along with the strong performances of the lead actors. The cinematography and the film's evocative atmosphere were also highlighted.


Miguel and Johnny, friends since childhood, share a close and intimate relationship. Both living on the fringes of society in Mexico City, they are involved in a black-market trade of selling their own blood. Despite their illegal activities, they enjoy the freedom of youth and the thrill of their secret lives.

As the story unfolds, their relationship becomes more complicated when they become entangled in a dangerous delivery job. A routine blood trafficking operation goes awry, leading to a series of events that spiral out of control. The consequences of their actions force the friends to confront the realities of their choices and the impact on their lives.

The film delves into themes of identity, sexuality, and the struggles of marginalized youth in an urban setting. Miguel and Johnny find themselves navigating a world that is as unpredictable and chaotic as their own emotions.


“I Promise You Anarchy” received recognition at various film festivals. It won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. , who played Miguel, won the Best Actor award at the Guanajuato International Film Festival.


While “I Promise You Anarchy” may not have achieved mainstream popularity, it gained attention and acclaim within the film festival circuit for its bold storytelling and exploration of societal issues. The film's unique narrative and powerful performances contributed to its standing as a notable work in Mexican cinema.

Directed by
Screenplay by
Produced by
  • Maximiliano Cruz
  • Sandra Gómez
Cinematography María José Secco
Edited by Lenz Claure
Music by Erick Bongcam
Release date
  • 9 August 2015 (Locarno)
Running time
88 minutes
  • Mexico
  • Germany
Language Spanish

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