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Dollar Mambo (1993)

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During the American invasion of Panama to oust General Noriega, a mambo dancer is raped by American soldiers. Based on a true incident. There is effectively no dialog in this film: ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Dolores Pedro
Raúl Medina
Tito Vasconcelos
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Mary Aranza
Jorge Becerril
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Mónica Castillo
Velma Collins
Gabino Diego
Danilo Hornia
Eduardo López Rojas
Silvestre Mendez
Carlos Millet
Malu Musteller
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During the American invasion of Panama to oust General Noriega, a mambo dancer is raped by American soldiers. Based on a true incident. There is effectively no dialog in this film: Everything is communicated through dance or pantomime. Written by Bill Kirkpatrick <mkirk@biomathp.unizh.ch>

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hard to stop watching
4 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

By turns fascinating and dull, this utterly bizarre anti-imperialist musical seems formless at first but turns out to be a pointed surrealist commentary on the U.S. invasion of Panama.

With no dialog besides a peculiar bookend scene of a ventriloquist, the movie alternates between dance numbers and silent vignettes of people going on about their lives. As the movie moves along there is an increasing sense of danger as the movie's politics come to the fore. This is all interesting but the vignettes are generally dull, although the dancing is pretty interesting. The high point of the film is the final extended dance sequence, a brief dramatic piece of dance that becomes increasingly ominous. This sequence is compelling but also rather upsetting, and is the main reason I wouldn't encourage my dance-crazy but squeamish girlfriend to watch it.

I didn't love this, but it is unique and worth taking a look at.


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