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Rodrigo D: No futuro (1990)

Rodrigo and his friends are bored teenagers living in Medellin. Rodrigo wants to start a punk band. The youths mainly loaf around the hillside shanty towns and, for kicks, steal a bike or car, or shoot someone.



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Cast overview:
Ramiro Meneses ...
Rodrigo D
Carlos Mario Restrepo
Jackson Idrian Gallego
Vilma Díaz
Óscar Hernández
Irene de Galvis
Wilson Blandón
Leonardo Favio Sánchez
Johana Hernández


Rodrigo, a poor and troubled teenager in the barrios of Medellin, Colombia, struggles to find hope in a world ravaged by violence and chaos. An aspiring drummer in a punk band, he uses his music to try to drive the despair out of his head. Written by Brett Davis <mitova@earthlink.net>

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11 January 1991 (USA)  »

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"Lost Are We All" - Rodrigo D movie line
5 May 2013 | by (Colombia) – See all my reviews

Rodrigo D is not the best film ever made, it even has some glitches and in the version that I watched a character gets murdered in two different scenes (a confusing screw up). But this is what makes the film so authentic, the actors are natural residents of the slums basically acting themselves, and in reality many die before the movie is even featured.

The slums are just a labyrinth of houses made from whatever material, and people just seem to walk from the steps to the roofs thanks to its disorganized assembly. Many of the rooftops are bare; this was to continue building in the future and rent the subsequent floors, but most roofs remained bare for the coming years. Pure authenticity portraying the internal feelings most higher classes and foreigners take for cold blooded assassins.

If you are having a hard time understanding the scenes, or are looking for the movie online to watch with English subtitles, there's a good article post on Hubpages with the entire movie explained in English. Its called: "Rodrigo D No Futuro Complete Movie Online and Critic Review (with English subtitles)"

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