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La estrategia del caracol (1993)

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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Cast

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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25 December 1993 (Colombia)  »

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The film was originally envisioned by Ramon Jimeno as an inspiration based on a story he had read in a newspaper, about the removal of tenants in a house whose legal procedure had taken such a long time that by the time the authorities had to intervene they realized that the house no longer existed. 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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Referenced in Pastewka: Die Strategie der Schnecke (2006) See more »

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Very informative of Latin American culture to a foreigner.
23 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

I'm a foreigner who watched this movie to learn Spanish. I was specifically interested in a Colombian film because I've heard that the Colombian accent is very neutral and nice-sounding in Spanish, so I should try to learn speaking it like the Colombians.

-> The plot: not very interesting, but definitely revealed various problems that are a part of Latin American society.

-> Colombian culture: this movie taught me a lot about Colombian culture: what's right, what's wrong, how people live, what the govt.'s like, etc.

-> Spanish: I watched this movie with English subtitles, so I didn't learn many (if any) individual Spanish words, but I did learn about how it's generally spoken, the rhythm, the styles, and a lot of other stuff.

In short, this movie will not be very interesting to watch (especially if you're a foreigner), but it taught me a lot about the culture and was worth it.

HOWEVER, if you're interested in Colombian culture you need to remember that this movie was released more than two decades ago! Colombian culture and society has obviously changed a lot since then. So, remember that while watching it, obviously! Bon voyage!


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