Down 4,363 this week

Alsino and the Condor (1983)
"Alsino y el cóndor" (original title)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 178 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 3 critic

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 »


0Check in

Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns a classy 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 35 titles
created 31 Jan 2011
a list of 10 titles
created 22 Jan 2012
a list of 49 titles
created 10 Feb 2013
a list of 3237 titles
created 04 Sep 2013
a list of 41 titles
created 14 Feb 2014

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Alsino and the Condor (1983)

Alsino and the Condor (1983) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Alsino and the Condor.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Shame (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Ingmar Bergman's psychological study of how humans react in a situation of war. The film takes place on Gotland, where invasion forces arrive.

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Liv Ullmann, Max von Sydow, Sigge Fürst
Dolls (1987)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers, and their haunted collection of dolls.

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Ian Patrick Williams, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Carrie Lorraine
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Yuppie and womanizer Tomas is caught in a trap when falsely diagnosed with A.I.D.S. by Silvia, a nurse who finds herself cheated by the young Casanova. Looking for a quick death (putting ... See full summary »

Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Claudia Ramírez, Luis de Icaza
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organize a daring new heist.

Director: Michael Cimino
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In the late 19th and early 20th century, working conditions in Chile are abysmal. The workers of Marusia go on a strike, but the owners and the government decide to quell the mutiny, in blood if necessary.

Director: Miguel Littin
Stars: Gian Maria Volonté, Diana Bracho, Claudio Obregón
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A Nobel prize winner returns to his natal city looking for his home.

Director: José Luis Garci
Stars: Antonio Ferrandis, Encarna Paso, José Bódalo
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Mario and Ana, in voluntary exile from Buenos Aires, live in a remote Argentine valley with their 12-year-old son Ernesto. Mario runs a school and a wool cooperative; Ana, a doctor, heads a... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Aristarain
Stars: José Sacristán, Federico Luppi, Leonor Benedetto
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Gangster Johnny Carmenta must confront the "Charro of the Slums" Pancho Domínguez, who has control over the city, but their rivalry gets worse when rumba dancer Rosa befriends both men.

Director: Juan Orol
Stars: Rosa Carmina, Juan Orol, José Pulido
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Swedish 19th century engineer S. A. Andrée sets out to become the first man on the north pole. His idea is to launch a polar expedition using a hydrogen balloon, together with two ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Max von Sydow, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Göran Stangertz
Sandino (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The US tried to occupy Nicaragua in 1927. General Cesar Augusto Sandino and his guerrillas begin armed resistance.

Director: Miguel Littin
Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Joaquim de Almeida, Dean Stockwell
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After the 1973 coup that deposed Allende and brought Pinochet to power in Chile, the former members of his cabinet are imprisoned on Dawson Island, the world's southernmost concentration ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Littin
Stars: Benjamín Vicuña, Bertrand Duarte, Pablo Krögh
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In 1960, José del Carmen Valenzuela Torres, from the small town of Nahueltoro in Chile, brutally murdered Rosa Rivas Acuña and her five children. This classic film of the Latin American ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Littin
Stars: Nelson Villagra, Shenda Román, Marcelo Romo


Credited cast:
Alan Esquivel ...
Carmen Bunster ...
Alsino's Grandmother
Alejandro Parodi ...
The Major
Delia Casanova ...
Marta Lorena Pérez ...
Reynaldo Miravalles ...
Don Nazario, the Birdman
Marcelo Gaete ...
Lucia's Grandfather
Jan Kees De Roy ...
Dutch Adviser
Luz Amparo Gutiérrez
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jan Kees de Rooy ...
Dutch Adviser


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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | War


See all certifications »



| | |



Release Date:

15 September 1983 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Alsino and the Condor  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


Comeback film of American actor Dean Stockwell. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

This movie was awful
21 January 2000 | by (Houghton, NY) – See all my reviews

Its obvious political biases aside, this movie was terribly made and impossible to follow. Scenes were pieced together as if someone had cut up the reel, scattered the tape on the ground, and given the director only five minutes to tape it back together in no particular order. When characters were in doubt for dialogue, which was often, unnecessary profanity was used liberally. The movie didn't make sense, it preached incessantly, and it had the same entertainment value as cutting off your own finger. Alsino can keep his condor, thank you.

5 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Alsino and the Condor (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: