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Ciudad Acuna is a border city in the Coahuila state, just on the other side of Del Rio, Texas. City residents are especially careful of its street warfare and Mexican standoffs, as seen in El Mariachi and Desperado, the first two installments of Robert Rodriguez's Mexico trilogy. And in No Country for Old Men, Llewelyn Moss crosses into Ciudad Acuna for some much-needed medical attention. Keep that in mind next time you're being chased by a psychopath whilst carrying a satchel of money in West Texas.
But Ciudad Acuna isn't completely about outlaws. Alfonso Arau's sensitive drama, Like Water for Chocolate, also took place here.