Mario leads a normal life, working in a Milan bank. His daily routine is shattered when he witnesses a murder and is shot himself by the killer, a deranged police commissioner. To save his ... See full summary »

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Diego Abatantuono ...
Mario Tozzi
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Anita
Claudio Bisio ...
Alex
Renato Carpentieri ...
Commissario Viola
Antonio Catania ...
Di Gennaro
Elena Callegari ...
Woman in Bank
Leonardo Gajo ...
Bank Colleague
Corinna Agustoni ...
Nurse
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Maid (as Niki Mondelini)
Son y la Rumba ...
Band in Bar
Jorge Fegán ...
Man in Pawnshop
Paco Mauri ...
Policeman (as Francisco Mauri)
Los Guajiros ...
Mexican Group
Yolanda Orisaga ...
Carmen
Yolo Lucio ...
Carmen's Son
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Mario leads a normal life, working in a Milan bank. His daily routine is shattered when he witnesses a murder and is shot himself by the killer, a deranged police commissioner. To save his life, he must abandon his life and flee to Puerto Escondido, Mexico. When he runs out of money he teams up with Alex and Anita, a couple of Italians that will lead him on to a series of adventures and encounters with drug dealers, corrupt police officers and other weird characters. Written by Giancarlo Cairella <vertigo@imdb.com>

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On a panel on a wall you can read "La vita è un fiume: attraversalo ma non costruirci una casa sopra - Proverbio Indu", which means: "Life is a bridge. Cross over it, but don't build a house on it. - Indian Proverb" See more »

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A movie with a SIMPLE MESSAGE
27 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In Puerto Escondido there isn't a great cast ,or better not an American great cast but the movie is really good. Also if the story is not too complicated you won't succeed in detaching the look from the screen because you'll be transported from a place to another, from a reality to another one. As it already happens in the others Salvatores' work from the beginning you start picking a message and only at the end you have a clear picture of Salvatores' program. Escape from the problems doesn't mean resolve them because the problems will follow you but the escape can become positive if during the travel you succeeds in finding a so very important truth to change your life. It's not a top movie but with no doubt it makes you reflect.


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