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Christopher Zalla Says We Have Not Seen The Real Eugenio Derbez Until Now In Radical | Exclusive

Christopher Zalla is the co-writer and director of Radical. Currently the number #1 film in Mexico and today makes its debut in U.S. theaters. Starring Eugenio Derbez taking the lead role of a teacher that applies a different teaching approach, that everyone questions. Including the students and faculty, but his determination proves him wrong. Based on a true story that took place in Jóse Urbina López Primary School in Matamoros, Tamaulipas Mexico.

Radical Official Trailer | Courtesy of Pantelion Films

The Synopsis

In a Mexican border town plagued by neglect, corruption, and violence, a frustrated teacher (Eugenio Derbez, “Instructions Not Included”) tries a radical new method to unleash the curiosity and potential of his students … and maybe even their genius. Based on a true story.

Scene from Radical | Courtesy of Pantelion Films

It can make sense for the filmmaker Christopher Zalla who is originally from Kenya and growing up between Bolivia and Kentucky and now living in Guatemala to have an eye for international quality. His first project was with the short film, Saturday Night before moving on to his first full length film Blood of My Blood. A film that won recognition in several film festivals and was his first project to also write. Zalla was a regular director for Law & Order for several years. He also directed the television film, Beautiful & Twisted with Candice Bergen. And has extended his talent while lecturing in Harvard university and Columbia University.  

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Scene from Radical | Courtesy of Pantelion Films

Exactly a week ago I was able to sit down with Christopher Zalla to discuss the making of Radical. He discussed how this story came to people’s attention and how he prepared the physical lessons that take place in the classroom. Zalla also mentioned that Eugenio Derbez is who approached him for this project and goes in depth about the Derbez not seen before and more!

Nancy Tapia interviews Christopher Zalla for Radical

Radical is now in theaters and currently a #1 hit in Mexico’s big screens. 

Source: LRMExclusive, Pantelion Films

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