Ladrones y Mentirosos
Thieves and Liars
Film poster
Directed byRicardo Méndez Matta
Written byRicardo Méndez Matta
Poli Marichal
Produced byRicardo Méndez Matta
Poli Marichal
StarringSteven Bauer
Elpidia Carrillo
Daniel Lugo
Alba Raquel Barros
Music bySuperaquello
Distributed byHBO
Release dates
  • March 17, 2006 (2006-03-17) (Cleveland International Film Festival)
  • October 19, 2006 (2006-10-19) (Puerto Rico)
Running time
114 minutes
CountryPuerto Rico

Thieves and Liars (Spanish: Ladrones y mentirosos) is a 2006 Puerto Rican film directed by Ricardo Méndez Matta. It was Puerto Rico's submission to the 79th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1][2]


The film is set in the island of Puerto Rico. Because of its central location in the Caribbean, the island has become one of the main ports of drug entry from South America into the United States. The film follows the lives of three families in different levels of society affected by drug trafficking and crime in the island.


See also


  1. ^ Sneider, Jeff (2006-10-19). "Oscar race counts 61 countries". Variety. Retrieved 2008-06-22.
  2. ^ "Foreign language Oscar nominees announced". The New Zealand Herald. 2007-01-17. Retrieved 2008-06-22.