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23 January 1987 (Denmark) See more »
A man is released from prison, and after 18 years, returns to his "pueblo" (village). But in this village... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Good remake of Gabriel Garcia Marquez' TIME TO KILL See more (1 total) »


  (in credits order)
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cesar Ambalema ... Cop
Berta Catano ... Dolores
Alicia De Rojas ... Ama de Llaves
Giovanni Vargas ... Mariana's son

Directed by
Jorge Alí Triana 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Carlos Fuentes  dialogue
Gabriel García Márquez 

Produced by
Gloria Zea .... producer
Original Music by
Leo Brouwer 
Nafer Durán 
Cinematography by
Mario García Joya 
Film Editing by
Nelson Rodríguez 
Costume Design by
Miriam Dueñas 
Production Management
Efraín Gamba Martínez .... production manager
Gloria Gamba .... production manager
Carolina Ángel .... production manager
Sound Department
Raúl García .... sound
Felipe Felo Valencia .... Sound restoration
Camera and Electrical Department
Mario García Joya .... camera operator
Nicolas Zea Posada .... lighting technician

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Canada:91 min | Spain:98 min | Argentina:98 min
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Good remake of Gabriel Garcia Marquez' TIME TO KILL, 5 March 2000
Author: GMeleJr from Miami & Sao Paulo, BR

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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