A Wolfpack Called Ernesto

« Mexican documentarian Everardo González is at his best in a shockingly brutal film without a drop of blood. »

The Film Verdict


In Mexico, 350 000 people have been killed over the last 15 years by armed perpetrators, 30,000 of which were under 18. A WOLFPACK CALLED ERNESTO is a travel exploration to the bowels of the most fragile link on the chain: kids. The film follows the paths of the youths collectively named “Ernesto” – victims as well as sicarios – who in a certain moment of their lives had access to a gun, used it to kill, and soon became a part of the many pieces of a crime organization.

Festivals & Awards

  • 30th Cannes Film Festival: Honourable Mention – Best International Feature Documentary Award, 2023


Script: Óscar Balderas, Daniela Rea, Everardo González
Cinematography: María Secco, AMC
Sound: Matías Barberis, Bernat Fortiana
Editing: Paloma López Carrillo
Music: Andrés Sánchéz Maher, Haxah, Konk Rey
Producers: Roberto Garza, Inna Payán, Jean-Christophe Simon
Executive Producers: Dan Wechsler, Andreas Roald, Jamal Zeinal-Zade, Marie Jeanne Kushfe, Dayana Rodrigues
Production: Animal de Luz Films (MX), Artegios (MX)
Co-production: Films Boutique Production (FR)
In association with: Bord Cadre films (CH), Sovereign Films (UK)

Technical Data

Format: DCP / Color / 5.1
Runtime: 81′
Released: 2023
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English, French
Original titles: Una jauría llamada Ernesto