Director(s): Gerardo Naranjo
Venice International Film Festival 2008
Set in Guanajuato, Mexico, Voy a Explotar tells the story of Roman and Maru, two troubled teenagers who attempt an impossible rebellion against the adult world. Maru, a 15-year-old loner, meets Roman, a teenager with violent fantasies. United in their desire to fight the immobility that they feel surrounding them, the two embark on a rebellion against everything and everyone when they decide to runaway to a place where they don’t have to answer to anyone. This leads them to an accidental new intimacy in which they discover their sexuality and an intense life as a couple that
both unites them and confuses them. Despite the risk of getting caught by the police and their parents, the young fugitives jeopardize the security of their hiding place and seek to expand the limits of their newfound paradise to return to the real world where wounds are real and actions have consequences.