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Sicario ( , Spanish for "Hitman") is a 2015 American action-thriller film directed by Denis Villeneuve, written by Taylor Sheridan and starring Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, and Josh Brolin. The film follows a principled FBI agent who is enlisted by a government task force to bring down the leader of a powerful and brutal Mexican drug cartel. Sicario was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. It began a limited release in the United States on September 18, 2015, followed by a nationwide release on October 2, 2015.
Sicario received praise for its screenplay, direction, musical score, cinematography, and Blunt and del Toro's performances. The film was nominated for Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, and Best Sound Editing at the 88th Academy Awards. It also earned BAFTA nominations for Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, and Best Film Music. Its sequel, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, was released on June 29, 2018.
In Chandler, Arizona, FBI agents Kate Macer and Reggie Wayne lead a raid on a suspected Sonora Cartel safe house, where they discover dozens of decaying corpses and a booby trap which kills two police officers. Following the raid, Kate's boss recommends her for a Department of Justice and Department of Defense joint task force, overseen by CIA officer Matt Graver and the secretive Alejandro Gillick, to apprehend Sonora Cartel lieutenant Manuel DÃaz. Assured that the task force will bring DÃaz and those responsible for the safe-house incident to justice, Kate joins the operation.
The team, which includes Delta Force operators, US Marshals and CIA personnel, travels to Ciudad JuÃ¡rez, Mexico, in order to extradite DÃaz's brother and henchman Guillermo DÃaz. While returning to the U.S., the team engage in a shootout with cartel gunmen at the public border checkpoint, killing the gunmen and shocking Kate. Alejandro tortures Guillermo on American soil and learns that the cartel uses a tunnel near Nogales, Sonora to smuggle drugs into the U.S. Reggie and Kate begin to question the task force's illegal methods, and force Matt to reveal that their objective is not to apprehend DÃaz, but to disrupt his drug operations to such a degree that DÃaz will have to be summoned back to Mexico by his boss: the elusive Sonora Cartel drug lord Fausto AlarcÃ³n. By following DÃaz, they plan to bring AlarcÃ³n to justice.
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