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La estrategia del caracol (1993)

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A lot of people live in an ocupated house; after many years of quiet living, the owner of the house wants them out. They try whatever they can to avoid being put out, without sucess. But ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Fausto Cabrera ...
Don Jacinto
Frank Ramírez ...
'Perro' Romero
Delfina Guido ...
Misia Triana, the housekeeper
Vicky Hernández ...
Doña Eulalia, the pious murderess
Humberto Dorado ...
Víctor Honorio Mosquera, the owner's lawyer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gustavo Angarita ...
Father Luis, the accomplice priest
Antonio Aparicio
Eduardo Arias ...
Treasure buyer
Jaime Azcárate ...
Bodyguard #2
Salvatore Basile ...
Matatigres, the bully
Rosa Virginia Bonilla ...
Court secretary
Jairo Camargo ...
Lieutenant
Ivan Castano
Mauricio Castano ...
News operator B
Sain Castro ...
Justo, the left-wing militant
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A lot of people live in an ocupated house; after many years of quiet living, the owner of the house wants them out. They try whatever they can to avoid being put out, without sucess. But one of them thinks of a way of saving, at least, their dignity... Written by <oscar.esteban@p4.virtual.encomix.com>

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Although Jimeno had envisioned the movie several years before it was screenwriter and actor Humberto Dorado who finally shaped it into a dense 400 pages screenplay, that eventually became the original screenplay and a blueprint for the film. Later after the majority of it was filmed, screenwriter Jorge Goldenberg came as an editing consultant and restructured the film, but it was not only until Nobel Prize Gabriel García Márquez saw the pilot of the film and encouraged Sergio Cabrera to continue with the making of the film. Because of budget problems and the lack of support of the Colombian government the film took four years to be fully completed . In fact by the time the Colombian government was actually shutting down the cultural organizations that supported filmmakers such as Focine. See more »

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Doctor Holguín, the house owner: [Reading the words on the wall, after that the front of the house falls] "Here's your fucking painted house."
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A tale, not so far from reality, of people fighting for their home.
30 September 2000 | by (Oviedo, España) – See all my reviews

La estrategia del caracol is a precious tale, like one of those G.G. Marquez usually writes. There is a kind of magic realism on it, so we see a world that is not exactly as the real one, but is quite similar. The whole film, in my opinion, is a metaforic view of the society, represented by the house. The people living there have to learn to live altogether, despite their differences, and fight together to face a great danger: The destruction of their home.

After using as many legal tricks as possible, there is only one solution, proposed by a former Spanish civil war fighter. But this solution means work, and everybody must work with his neighbours, doing as much as possible and receiving everything needed in exchange. During the work, they act as a team, as a real society; and some anarchist little dreams can come true, although, as Jacinto (the Spanish exiliate)says "it´s autumn in Spain". Nowadays, I´m afraid it´s already winter.


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