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El silencio de Neto (1994)

| Drama | 1994 (Guatemala)
A boy struggles against his stifling family life during the 1954 Guatemala coup.

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Óscar Javier Almengor ...
Neto Yepes
Pablo Arenales ...
Rodrigo
Hector Argueta ...
Deudo dos
Cristina Arqueta ...
Nina cinco
Edgar Barillas ...
Guarda espaldas
Willy Bihr ...
Senor Fuller
Indira Chinchilla ...
Nidia
Mildred Chávez ...
Rosa
Miriam S. De Sosa ...
Directora del colegio
Julio Diaz ...
Eduardo Yepes
Otto Fernández ...
Nuevo Maestro
Rudy García Ochoa ...
Nuevo Juez militar
Elvira Gaytán ...
Nina uno
Guillermo Gaytán ...
Padre de Ani
Flavio Gozalez ...
Vendedor de periodicos
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A boy struggles against his stifling family life during the 1954 Guatemala coup.

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Guatemala 1954. While a nation loses its innocence a boy fights to be heard.

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The Silence of Neto  »

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Guatemala's official submission to the 67th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. See more »

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Referenced in Los orígenes del silencio (2005) See more »

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A rich portrayal of life in Guatamala
26 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A lovely story of the Guatamalan way of life from the past. An extended family copes with political upheaval. Three boys of the new generation are growing up while three brothers of the one before follow different paths. Several interesting women, especially the wife of one brother and mother of Neto, one of the boys. The unwanted intrusion of outside power and politics is depicted, but not oppressive.

Different class levels are shown. Neto accuses the servant girl of being "just an Indian". She replies gently they are all Indian. The father's job ends in one upheaval, but he quickly seems to find another. Small hot air balloons are a fad in the family and are interesting. Neto is troubled by asthma, which may be related to his "silence".


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