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Alsino and the Condor (1982)

Alsino y el cóndor (original title)
| Drama, War | 1982 (Nicaragua)
Alsino, a boy of 10 or 12, lives with his grandmother in a remote area of Nicaragua. He's engulfed in the war between rebels and government troops when a US advisor orders the army to open ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Frank
Alan Esquivel ...
Alsino
Carmen Bunster ...
Mamabuela
Alejandro Parodi ...
Garin
Delia Casanova ...
Rosario
Marta Lorena Pérez ...
Lucia
Reynaldo Miravalles ...
El Pajarero (as Reinaldo Miravalles)
Marcelo Gaete ...
El Leonero
Jan Kees De Roy ...
Rohm (as Jam Kees)
Rogelio Blain ...
Manuel
Raúl Eguren ...
El Maestro
Carlos Aguirre Calero ...
El Cuyi
Luz Amparo Gutiérrez ...
La Prostituta (as Amparo Gutierrez)
Gustavo Alberto Saballos ...
Sgt. Gonzalez
Ivan Turcios ...
Etiope
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Alsino, a boy of 10 or 12, lives with his grandmother in a remote area of Nicaragua. He's engulfed in the war between rebels and government troops when a US advisor orders the army to open a staging area by the boy's hamlet. Alsino tries to be a child, climbing trees with a girl, looking through his grandfather's trunk of mementos and trying to fly; he goes to town to sell a saddle, has his first drink and is taken to a brothel. But the war surrounds him. The US advisor takes Alsino on a chopper flight, but he's unimpressed. The soldiers' cruelties awake rebel sympathies in Alsino, and after an army assault backfires, the lad is fully baptized into the conflict. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Final film of Cuban cinematographer Jorge Herrera who died from a brain hemorrhage during production. See more »

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excellent!
27 June 2002 | by (L.A. usa.) – See all my reviews

this is one of the most beatiful movie than ever seen,about the relation chip betewn latinoamericans and u.s.a.goverments,Dean stokwell was great like a american soldier,director miguel littin is like a poet of pain and hope in the humans beings.


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