Huachicolero / The Gasoline Thieves

A film by Edgar Nito Arrache

This film was screened as a part of the 2019 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF22)

With director Edgar Nito in attendance

This film was co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin




Mexico/USA/UK/Spain, Crime Drama, 2019
94 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Lalo, a fourteen year old farmhand daydreams about his classmate Ana. In an effort to win her affection, he decides to buy her the latest smartphone. His hard work goes down the drain when his mother takes his savings to help her sick cousin’s hospital expenses. Lalo’s urgency for cash leads him to local gangsters, who siphon gasoline from government pipelines and sell it on the black market. His plan backfires when he realizes that one of the gasoline thieves has feelings for Ana as well. HUACHICOLERO held its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival in April 2019 just prior to CLAIFF22.

Regional Premiere


Edgar Nito ArracheBorn in 1986 in Irapuato, Mexico, Edgar Nito graduated with honors from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) in Mexico City. In 2011, his short film Y VOLVERÉ … won Best Short Film at the International Film Festival of Guanajuato. HUACHICOLERO is his first feature length film.



Producer: Victor Léycegui, Annick Mahnert, Joshua Sobel
Production Companies: Nobody, Various Lobos, Screen Division, Harriet, AMP International
Screenwriter: Alfredo Mendoza, Edgar Nito Arrache
Cinematographer: Juan Pablo Ramírez
Editor: Sam Baixauli
Sound Design: Omar Juárez Espino
Music: Carlo Ayhllón
Cast: Fernando Becerril, Leonardo Alonso, Regina Reynoso, Pascacio López, Eduardo Banda

Print Source: Annick Mahnert,