Prayers for the Stolen on Netflix: Release date, cast and trailer

Netflix has released the official US trailer for the critically acclaimed Mexican drama film “Prayers for the Stolen”. Its original title is ‘Noche de Fuego’. It is adapted from Jennifer Clement’s homonymous novel published in 2014.

Release date

‘Prayers for the Stolen’ will debut on Netflix on November 17.

Cast and creators

  • Ana Cristina Ordóñez González
  • Marya Membreño
  • Mayra Batalla
  • Norma Pablo
  • Eileen Yáñez
  • Memo Villegas

Written and Directed By: Tatiana Huezo

Producers: Nicolás Celis and Jim Stark


“In a mountain town in Mexico, three young girls take over the houses of those who have fled, dress up as women when no one is watching, and have a hiding place.”

Other details:

‘Prayers for the Stolen’ won a Special Mention in Un Certain Regard Section at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. The film received numerous accolades at the Sebastian and Athens Film festivals.

It has been selected as Mexico’s official entry to the 94th Academy Awards in the ‘Best International Feature Film’ category.


The gripping trailer of ‘Prayers for the Stolen’ introduces us to the scenic mountains of the Mexican countryside where the never-ending fear of abduction consumes the residents, especially young girls and women. The perpetual terror of being swept into human trafficking carried out by the cruel drug cartels of Mexico forces mothers to disguise their young girls as boys.

This is a tragic story focused on the state of women relying on a tad bit of luck to escape such horrendous incidents and united to create a safe haven for each other. The trailer with its dynamic scenes gives us a sneak-peek of the reality and keeps us informed about the atrocity.

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