A man is released from prison, and after 18 years, returns to his "pueblo" (village). But in this village, time, in many ways, has stood still. The time served by Juan complied with the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gustavo Angarita ...
Juan Sayago
Sebastián Ospina ...
Julian Moscote
Jorge Emilio Salazar ...
Pedro Moscote
María Eugenia Dávila ...
Mariana
Lina Botero ...
Sonia
Enrique Almirante ...
Mayor
Carlos Barbosa ...
Doctor
Mónica Silva ...
Sonia's Mother
Héctor Rivas ...
Don Tulio
Luis Chiape ...
Hairdresser
Reynaldo Miravalles ...
Casildo
Lucy Martínez ...
Rosa
Edgardo Román ...
Diego
Nelly Moreno ...
Prostitua
Patricia Bonilla ...
Girl of market
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A man is released from prison, and after 18 years, returns to his "pueblo" (village). But in this village, time, in many ways, has stood still. The time served by Juan complied with the court's justice, but not with some villagers. There are some who still seek true justice. Written by GMeleJr

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Good remake of Gabriel Garcia Marquez' TIME TO KILL
5 March 2000 | by (Miami & Sao Paulo, BR) – See all my reviews

This 1985 Colombian/Cuban production had a hard act to follow, its excellent 1965 precursor by the great Mexican director, Arturo Ripstein. This version OF TIEMPO DE MORIR is a worthy remake. Its mix of Cuban and Colombian characters (though discernible by most Latin-Americans) create a non-descript Latin American atmosphere, in equally non-descript Latin American locations. This is of course in line with the author's intentions, so this Pan-Latin American feel is felt almost as well in this film as in Garcia Marquez' books. The likewise pan-Latin American themes of machismo, family honor, Catholicism, law through gun power, oppressed women, and revenge are very well presented throughout the script and by the camera. This is a little-known Latin-American film worth watching.


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