US-based distributor 24 frames has acquired North American rights to Aaron Fernandez' Mexican crime drama Partes Usadas (Used Parts).

The film won the 2007 Mayahuel Award for first time film-makers at Guadalajara last year.

Partes Usadas was released in Mexico on April 18 through Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna's Canana Films and charts the consequences of a relationship between a dealer of stolen car parts and his teenage nephew.

'Partes Usadas vividly captures Mexico City's underbelly of juvenile crime, where underage thieves are taught to disassemble every car part they can get their hands on in mere seconds,' 24 frames president Ludo Cremers said. 'The film is reminiscent of City Of God, with its dreams of a better life and its downward spiral of a life of crime.'

24 frames was set up in May 2007 and focuses on distributing Latin American, gay and lesbian, foreign thrillers and horror and Jewish-themed dramas for the North American market.

The production arm aims to remake high concept international films.