announcer: televisa presents...miguel: one, two, three,
four, five, six,seven, eight, nine,
ten.i'm going to look for you.
mónica: you found me.miguel: yes, i'd stay hiding
with you for good.mónica: but you don't play
hide and seek like this.miguel: if you want
i let you win.run and free everyone.
mónica: really?miguel: that's right.
there's nothing thati wouldn't do for you.
mónica: one, two, three,i free up all my friends!
christopher: mónica saved us.miguel: yes, i lost.
i have to count again.luisa: mónica.
come home, we're going to eat.mónica: ok. bye.
miguel: i walk you.mónica: can we invite miguel?
luisa: wouldn't you mindeating with us?
miguel: no, madam.i just would like telling
my mom.luisa: come in, we'll call
your mom from the house.mónica: mommy, while we were
playing, we saw they'removing in to the house in front.
luisa: i didn't notice itwhen i went for you.
who are they?mónica: i don't know.
we just saw a man.luisa: well, perhaps his family
comes after.that house is too big
for a single person.mónica: yes, i hope
he has daughtersbecause i want more friends.
luisa: yes, dear.let's hope so.
both: guardian angel,sweet companion,
don't forsake meby day or by night.
luisa: well, my little girl,to sleep.
tomorrow you have to getready because holidays are over
and we have to go backto school.
mónica: mommy, but my friendswill play tomorrow outside.
luisa: what did we settle?mónica: that i'd play till
today saturday,but it's the last sunday.
luisa: fine,play for a while
and then come to get readyto be back in classes
on monday.mónica: thanks, mommy.
luisa: dream with angels,my pretty girl.
mónica: hey, mom.when is daddy coming back?
luisa: soon.your daddy will be back soon.
mónica: that's great.good night.
luisa: good night, dear.our lady of guadalupe,
how will i tell my daughterthat her dad won't ever be back?
never.miguel: one, two, three,
four, five, six, seven,eight, nine, ten.
i'm going for you!i found you!
how weird,where would mónica have hidden?
christopher: one, two, threefor me and for all my friends.
miguel: you won me again.all for looking
only for mónica.christopher: yes,
you just think of her.miguel: hey, where's mónica?
why didn't she come outlike everyone?
christopher: perhaps she didn'thear that i sang for everyone.
miguel: mónica, come out.christopher already sang
she doesn't answer.maybe she hid somewhere else.
miguel: mónica, mónica.mónica!
madam, isn't mónica here?luisa: no, my daughter
is playing with you.miguel: we're playing
hide and seek,but we didn't find her
and thought she came here.luisa: i'll check her room.
dear, are you here?miguel: we're playing
hide and seek,but we didn't find her
and thought she came here.luisa: dear, where are you?
you're here!the game is over, dear.
where are you? come out.mónica.
mónica is not in the house.we have to look for her.
liz, have you seen mónica?liz: no, but she was playing
with the kids here.luisa: yes,
but she doesn't appear.mónica!
mónica!agent: i was talking
with the kids who were playingwith your daughter
before disappearing,and also with your neighbor,
liz.luisa: please, you have
to find my daughter.it's her, look.
she's an innocent,beautiful girl.
agent: what was she wearing?luisa: pink joggings,
a kakhi sweater,and brown shoes.
miguel: no, madam.mónica had pink trainers.
luisa: oh, yes.miguel is right.
i'm very confusedwith all this.
i just want my daughter back.she's my sweet companion.
agent: don't worry.we'll look for her.
your daughter will appear.luisa: [sobs]
how is it possiblethat three days went by
and you have no newsabout my daughter?
liz: mellow out,the police are doing its job.
luisa: it doesn't seem so.if they would, my girl
would be back with me.agent: madam, i get
your desperation.and, i'm here to ask you
some question aboutthe girl's dad.
luisa: my daughter's dad?what does he have to do?
agent: is it likelythat he had come for her?
luisa: i don't think so.he abandoned us,
and left with another womani don't know where.
agent: do you havea photo of him?
luisa: no, i broke them all.agent: try to get one.
it's very important, please.luisa: do you think he...
oh, my god.he couldn't have taken her.
anabel: let's not rush.it's only police suspicion.
luisa: don't you see?he cheated on me
with a yankee woman.agent: this is part
of the investigation.what's the sir name?
luisa: silvio herrera montes.agent: i'll investigate him.
and please, do all you canto get me a photo.
luisa: i'll call my sister.perhaps she has a photo
where that guy appears.and i'll look too
in the boxes i keepin the basement.
and if he took my daughter?damned miserable!
i have to find a photoof my daughter's dad.
i have to find one.my granddad's gun.
i didn't remember i had it here.it must not even work.
that's why you didn't hear mewhen i came in.
you're in here.luisa: what happened?
did you findany photo of silvio?
perla: yes.here's my husband and i,
you and silvio.luisa: let's take it right now
with agent leal.this is the photo.
it's him.agent: thanks, madam.
but i think his investigationis closed.
luisa: why?agent: we've been researching,
and according to migrations,silvio herrera monte
left mexico in octoberand hasn't come back.
luisa: then, silviodidn't take my daughter?
agent: no, madam.luisa: then where's my daughter?
who has her?perla: mellow out.
the police will keepinvestigating.
luisa: i can't.it's been three days
without knowing anythingabout her.
what's going on?where's my daughter?
[doorbell rings]liz: good morning.
luisa: good morning.liz: excuse my bothering you
with my husband, but there'ssomething you have to know.
luisa: did you see my daughter?did my little girl appear?
liz: no, but it has to dowith her.
luisa: come on, pleasetell me.
gilberto: i'm not so sureto tell her.
liz: of course, she has to know.anything can be important
so she can find her daughter.luisa: come on, what is it?
gilberto: i had an acquaintancein the police.
and i found out somethingabout the neighbor
who just moved in.luisa: what about him?
gilberto: he was accusedsexual depredation.
liz: he was in jailfor raping a little girl.
don't expose yourself, please.that man is a criminal!
[knocks on door]luisa: this miserable
has to tell mewhere's my daughter.
where's my daughter?nestor: madam, i don't know
what you mean.luisa: you took my daughter!
you damned!nestor: madam, i assure
i have nothing to do.luisa: of course, you miserable.
gilberto: get a grip, luisa.you don't solve things
like this.luisa: this miserable
has to give me my daughter back.gilberto: call the police.
nestor: i didn't do anything.luisa: where do you have her?
you miserable, where's she?nestor: no, i don't know
this little girl.agent: you were already in jail
for a good while.i don't think it's a experience
you'd want to go through again.nestor: no, and let alone
for something i didn't do.i assure you
i don't know anythingabout that girl.
i don't even know her.agent: mellow out.
my men are insidenestor aguilar's house
looking for your daughter.luisa: this shouldn't been
happening.it's because you released
that sick man.agent: no, we didn't.
nestor aguilarserved his sentence
and was granted freedom.luisa: you shouldn't let
guys like thatgo back to the street
to keep hurting girls!agent: i repeat he paid
for his guilt and nowhe's under rehabilitation,
supervised by authoritiesso he won't commit offenses
again.luisa: you supervise so well,
that he took my daughter.liz: you should've warn us
that a sexual depredatorhad moved in here.
if our sons are in danger,and you're not good
at looking out for them,at least be good at warning us!
officer: agent.agent: what happened?
what did you find?luisa: where's my daughter?
why didn't you come outwith her?
officer: you daughterisn't inside the house,
and there's nothingsignaling that she was here.
luisa: it can't be.that man took her.
a sexual depredator moves into our street and right after
my daughter disappears.that man has my daughter.
agent: madam, it seemsnestor aguilar isn't lying.
we didn't find the girl,and there aren't evidences
that she was here.luisa: i'm sure she took her
somewhere else.you have to find my daughter.
you have to get the truthfrom that man about what
he did with my daughter.agent: i promise we'll keep
on investigating.luisa: do it, do it
and get the truth from him.[sobs]
liz: mellow out.agent: we didn't find anything
in your house,neither the minor disappeared
nor signalsthat you've had her there.
nestor: because i didn't takethat girl, i already said it.
agent: tell me the truth,where's mónica?
nestor: i said i don't knowanything about that girl.
lawyer: good afternoon.i'm licentiate otamez,
mister aguilar's lawyer.my client won't answer more
of your questions.agent: but he's signaled
responsiblefor a minor's disappearance.
lawyer: i know that you alreadywent to his house and you didn't
find anything validatingthe suspicitions against him.
any other accusation?agent: no, there's no other
accusation, at least for now.lawyer: fine.
then, we can leave now.here's the order.
let's go.luisa: come in.
they released him!they let him go!
luisa: what do you mean?liz: nestor aguilar,
the sick neighborof the house in front.
the police released him.that sexual depredator
is on the streets again.luisa: no, it can't be.
that man can't keep my daughter.he has to give her back to me.
he has to give memy daughter back.
[music]luisa: i come to demand
an explanation.why did you release that rapist?
you're not doing your job.agent: we didn't find anything
signaling that nestor aguilaris responsible for
your daughter's disappearance.the day of the facts,
he traveled to hidalgoto pick up boxes of his removal.
he did it by a bus company.we checked the videos
at the station, and nestortook a bus three hours
before your daughterdisappeared.
he didn't take her.luisa: no matter what you say,
i'm absolutely sureit was him.
and each minute you don't doyour job, my daughter
must be being raped by that man.if you're decided
not to do anything,i'll do it.
i won't resttill retrieving my daughter.
where are you, dear?i took you this photo
on january 6th.your first photo
with the wise kings.i have to find the way
to make that man confessedwhere is my daughter.
i have to get her backbecause each minute passing by
her life is in danger.and that rose?
how weirdthat's in the basement.
nestor: i swear i don't haveyour daughter.
i haven't done anything to her.luisa: no, don't worry.
i come because the policetold me you had nothing to do
with what happenedto my daughter.
they even mentioned thatyou weren't in town
when mónica disappeared.nestor: i tried to tell you
since the beginning.luisa: you should've insisted
until i'd hear you.nestor: you don't know
how hard is to keep onwith my family
after having made that mistake.luisa: the thing is that
i want to invite youto my house.
nestor: really?luisa: yes, to show you
my regret.i'm sorry for what happened,
i was too unfair with you.nestor: no, your reaction
is logical.in general,
people don't invite meto their houses, they stay
as far as they can from me.luisa: i want you to come
eat some cake.i don't bring it
because i'd like to serve you,as a way to apologize.
nestor: yes, i just leavemy bags and i'm right with you.
luisa: ok, i wait for youin my house.
luisa: so, you're from hidalgo.nestor: uh- huh.
i lived there before,but now i don't have anyone
there.my parents died
and after what happened--luisa: yes,
the mistake you made.nestor: yes...
one is rather left alone.don't you eat cake?
luisa: it has sugarand i'm pre-diabetic.
nestor: i'm really sorrybecause your daughter
disappeared.if i can help you with anything.
it seems, the policeare doing his job.
luisa: no. they aren't.they haven't found my daughter.
whomever took her is free.do you feel fine?
[mumbles]wha-- what happened?
where am i?what happened to me?
luisa: at last you're awake.nestor: what happened?
what did you do to me?luisa: i put sleeping pills
in the cake to lock you upin this prison,
from which you won't get outuntil you tell me
where's my daughter.nestor: i don't know.
luisa: you told thatto the police,
but i don't believe you.nestor: please, believe me.
i already paid my guiltwith society.
i was already in jail.there, i learned i don't have
to make the same mistake.luisa: stop calling mistake
to what you did.it's no mistake.
call it by its name.you destroyed a little girl's
life, as you must have alreadydone with my little girl.
where's my daughter?nestor: i don't know, madam!
don't point at me with that gun.you don't even know to use it.
luisa: of course, i do.i swear if you don't tell me
where you have my daughter,i shoot at your head.
nestor: [shouts] i don't know.please, someone help me!
luisa: no one can hear you.sooner or later, you'll tell me
where you have her.nestor: where do you do?
you can't leave me here.luisa: listen well,
damned rapist.you'll stay there until
i have my daughter back.nestor: madam...
please.eleven years after.
luisa: here's your food.today i went to the police
again and eleven years after,there's nothing
about my daughter.come on, tell me
where you leftmy daughter's corpse.
if you would talk to me.you've been more than ten years
in silence.[doorbell rings]
[grunts]how can i help you?
mónica: mom, mom...don't you recognize me?
luisa: what?mónica: mom, it's me.
mónica, your daughter.luisa: daughter.
luisa: my little daughter,my sweet companion.
i still can't believeyou're here, with me.
mónica: it's been so manyyears wishing to see you again.
luisa: sit down.what happened?
where were you?you disappeared that day
playing hide and seek.mónica: yes, but someone
found me before miguel.miguel: one, two, three,
four, five, six, seven...silvio: hi, little daughter.
mónica: daddy!how are you?
silvio: fine, and you?mónica: fine too.
mom said you'd be back soon.silvio: yes, here i am.
i came for you to gofor an ice cream.
your mom is waiting for us.would you like to?
mónica: yes, i want a chocolateice cream with you and mom.
silvio: let's go before they'dfind us and we can't go.
mónica: let's go.dad, you said mom
would be at the ice cream store,but she was never there.
silvio: i don't knowwhat could've happened to her.
but don't be sad, you're with meand with sharon.
she's my wife nowand will look out for you
as if she were your mom.sharon: we had an awesome time
having chocolate ice cream.mónica: but you said that mom
would come.silvio: i settled that
with your mom, that we'd meet upat the ice cream store
and then we'd go on a trip.mónica: yes, i want to go!
but, is mom coming?silvio: yes, of course.
she'll reach us in the uswhere we're going tomorrow.
that's great.year after year,
day after day,second after second,
i just wanted to be with mom.i was away, in another country
without knowing neitheryour phone nor your answer,
without being able to leavethe country
because i was a minor.but, when i turned 18 years old,
my dad couldn't stop meand i came for you.
i didn't get whyyou hadn't appeared
in all these years.i felt something weird
had happened...and it was then,
right before coming for you,when dad confessed me
the truth.silvio: you can't go
for your mom.mónica: of course i go for her
because you don't wantto tell me the truth.
silvio: i told you what i know.i never knew why your mom
didn't reach us here, in the us,as we've settled on.
mónica: for god's sake.i'm not a little girl anymore
as to believe that.i have to know what happened
with my mom,why did she never
call or look for me.i'm sorry, but i'm going back
to my mom's house.silvio: sit down.
all right, i'll tell youthe truth.
your mom doesn't knowyou're here with me.
she never knew that i broughtyou to live with me in the us.
mónica: what?silvio: yes.
when i met you playingon the street, i made up
that i had agreed with your momso you wouldn't resist.
but she doesn't know thati brought you here with me.
sharon crossed the bordereasily, but you and i
had to do it illegallybecause i didn't have
your passport and not to leavetrack that i had gone back
to the country.that way, your mom wouldn't know
i had brought you with me.mónica: more than ever
i have to go for my mom.imagine how she must be
suffering for not knowingwhere i am.
i'll never forget you this,never!
luisa: you were right.i've suffered the unmentionable
since i lost you.i never stopped
looking for you.i went to the police.
they investigated your dadand told me he was in the us.
mónica: it was like that,but he came back for me.
he wasn't a bad father.he treated me well,
and sharon became a friend,a sort of aunt or older sister.
luisa: so, were you happy?mónica: all in all, yes,
though i'll neverforgive my dad
the way in whichhe separated me from you.
i was always sadbecause your memory
that wouldn't leave my mindbecause you've always been
a good mom.luisa: because you're
a good daughter.i wished i was with you so much.
mónica: me too, i'd ask itto the our lady all the time.
mónica: our lady of guadalupe,i want to be back with my mom.
i want to see her again.give me the miracle to be back
with mommy.i beg you, our lady.
help me being back with my mombecause she is...
my sweet companion.luisa: thanks, mother
for hearingmy daughter's prayers
and bring her back.mónica: what a lovely rose.
luisa: it's weird.it suddenly appeared
in the basement when you left,and it never withered.
mónica: how strange.luisa: yes, perhaps they put
something on it to keep itlike that.
go figure.what matters is that you're here
and we won't ever get apart.miguel: when your mom called
my mom and i to say she hada surprise, i never thought
it'd be seeing you again.mónica: i'm very surprised
to be here again,on this street where we played
so many times.that house...
i remember a man moved in therejust a day before my dad
would took me with him.miguel: yes, a man who was
accused to have kidnapped youlived here.
mónica: what?miguel: yes, he had been in jail
for raping a little girl.therefore, your mom
suspected him and demanded.it was a big scandal.
and overnight, that mannever came back to his house.
we never knew about him again.mónica: how strange.
miguel: let's don't talkabout the past.
you've gotten so beautiful.mónica: don't start with it.
miguel: all these timei thought a lot about you.
i've always liked you.mónica: i liked you too,
but you must have a girlfriend.miguel: yes, i had,
but there's nothing seriousin my life.
mónica: for god's sake.nothing is serious
when we're 18 years old.miguel: i think you're wrong.
at least so far, the kid's lovei've felt for you has been
the deepest feeling of my life.mónica: it feels so nice
being loved like this.but give me the chance
to get back, to be with my momand get to know
each other better.miguel: all the chances
and time you'd want.mónica: the guardian angel!
it's still here.i remember it perfectly.
luisa: your room is intanct,just as you left it,
waiting for you to be back.just as when we were happy
before we're separated.mónica: can we say
the guardian angel prayer?luisa: yes, of course.
both: guardian angel,my sweet companion,
don't forsake meby day or by night.
luisa: good night, daughter.mónica: good night, mom.
luisa: what am i going to do?what am i going to do now?
nestor,my daughter appeared.
she appeared, her dad took her.you were right.
you were innocent.nestor: [mumbles]
luisa: you were always innocent.nestor: [sobs]
mónica: mom.luisa: mónica.
mónica: i came for a glassof milk and i heard noises.
i came to see.mom.
what happens?why is that man locked up
there?who is he?
what does this mean?[music]
[music]luisa: i thought he took you.
he was in jailfor abusing a little girl.
i was desperate.i wanted to get the truth
from this man, no matter what.mónica: i can't believe
you had him locked up herefor so long.
luisa: the police released himand i couldn't let him free.
i was sure he was guiltyand that's why i locked him here
till i'd know somethingabout you.
mónica: but this personhad nothing to do
with my disapearance.luisa: now i see the police
was right.nestor was innocent.
mónica: you kidnapped him.luisa: i had to do anything
to get you back,so he would tell me
where were you.as time went by,
i even thought he had killed youand i just wanted him telling me
where he had left your corpse.mónica: what are you
going to do?luisa: forgive me, forgive me.
nestor: [sobs]luisa: mellow out, mellow out.
everything is going to be fine.forgive me, forgive me.
nestor: [sobs]agent: we reported the case
with the police.they won't take long to come.
excuse me.luisa: it can't be.
mónica: you were wrong.luisa: yes, but because i was
mad out of desperation.i wanted to find you
no matter what.get me, please.
mónica: of course, i getthe reasons,
but i don't justifythe decisions you took.
luisa: i know, i was a fool.i was terribly wrong.
at least,i have the satisfaction
that you're back with me.mónica: yes, mommy,
and i'll always be with you.i'll never abandon you.
luisa: i don't know how longi'll be in jail.
mónica: as long as it'd be.you have to be brave.
with good behavior,we can make them
reduce the sentence.[sirens wailing]
luisa: they're coming.they're getting close.
mónica: don't be afraid.we'll face this together.
neither jail,nor anyone or anything
will separate us again.luisa: yes, dear.
you're right.i'll be strong for you
and face this mistake.mónica: i love you, mom.
luisa: i love you,and while you'll be with me,
i'll be strongbecause i'll feel you near,
my sweet companion.mónica: there are such bitter
pains, like losing a son,that cause us a thirst
we want to extinguishon our own,
but nothing can end up wellwhen we search for justice
by our own means.we can understand the reasons
we had to let ourselvesbe carried by rage,
and powerlessnessin front of the authorities
that don't solve anything.we get blind and don't see
beyond that justicewe long for so much.
nothing justifiesour taking wrong decisions
that lead us on wrong pathswhich sooner or later
make us pay with your freedom.we can't tread over the law.
it's too much the painwe feel when we're separated
from our beloved ones.but under no circumstance,
should we solve it on our ownbecause far from soothing
our wounds, we make them deeperwhen the only thing we wish
is retrieving oursweet companion.