Ruta Madre is an electrifying and hilarious rite of passage tale where American culture and Rock and Roll meet the music, traditions and beauty of Mexico. Based on a true story, Ruta Madre chronicles the magical odyssey of Daniel, a talented young Mexican-American singer and his cynical uncle Rodrigo. When his first love Daisy breaks his heart, Daniel, in emotional agony, reluctantly leaves his home in San Diego California and embarks on an epic road trip with his uncle, who is also on the run from a past that haunts him. This comical, dramatic and spiritual journey begins at the US/Mexico border, and winds its way through Tijuana, Ensenada, down the majestic Baja peninsula, through the sleepy French mining town of Santa Rosalia, and finally arriving at a family ranch in Ciudad Constitution. A friendly witch, unlikely angels, enticing demons, righteous Federales, a prostitute full of hope, a peculiar drug dealer and even the most beautiful woman in the world, are just some of the colorful and bizarre characters Daniel and Rodrigo meet along the way. Ruta Madre is a cinematic love letter to Mexico and a celebration of all humanity's roots, no matter what side of the border you live on.
- Written by Anonymous
The Mother Of All Road Trips
San Diego, California, USA
Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico
Rosarito, Baja California Norte, Mexico
Baja California, Mexico
San Diego, California, USA (Daniel's and Daisy's houses)