Mexico. Three teenagers from the city’s slums break through the walled enclosure of La Zona, a wealthy residential compound protected by a private security firm. But their burglary goes wrong. Rather than alert the authorities, the residents decide to take the law into their own hands.
La Zona evokes an antagonistic and polarised society. “What can we do when inefficient and corrupt authorities leave us unprotected ? What can we do in a world where a minority is shamelessly rich and the majority desperately poor ? What can we do faced with the terror of those who cut themselves off behind a wall and faced with the resentment of those who live on the other side ?” (R. Pla)