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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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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 »

Quotes

Víctor Honorio Mosquera, the owner's lawyer: The Uribe house is private property, don't forget that.
'Perro' Romero: And your mother was never private property, Mosquera. Don't you forget that.
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Referenced in Pastewka: Die Strategie der Schnecke (2006) See more »

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The best movie in Colombian history
21 February 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This movie really is a masterpiece of Colombian cinema. Telling this simple story it involves the viewer in the life of the people renting rooms in this house for more than 20 years (which by law makes them owners) and how they all work together to get out of the situation when they have to evacuate it.

In a very dramatic and quite depressed background the director is able to tell a story that makes laugh and that, with an unexpected ending, brings the best conclusion I have ever seen. It shows the positivism of Colombian people and how even in the worst situation, there is always a way out.

Totally recommended!


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