Synopsis by Mark Deming
A handful of youngsters searching for excitement may be throwing away their future along the way in this drama. Gerardo, Nano and Raymundo are three teenage boys growing up in a small town in Guatemala. Bored and restless, the kids look for kicks by borrowing cars from their folks and cruising with tanks of stolen gasoline. Stuck in the emotional overdrive of adolescence, Gerardo, Nano and Raymundo indulge in petty crime, pick fights with their elders, try to make time with girls and commit acts of vandalism as they struggle to make sense of their angry, self-destructive instincts. In time, the kids begin to turn on one another, and their search for a true meaning in their lives takes an ugly turn as they head down a dangerous path with no way back. Gasolina (aka Gasoline) was the first feature film from writer and director Julio Hernández Cordón, and was honored as Best Latin American Feature at the 2008 San Sebastian International Film Festival.