The humble and hardworking Orodoto Balbuena finally gets an opportunity of realizing his lifelong dream of reaching New York and living the "American Dream", but soon finds out that things aren't as pretty as he thought.
Three convicted criminals escape from prison carrying only a Güira, a Tambora and an Accordion. During their journey they meet with a bunch of interesting characters and are forced to use their musical skills to help them get home.
Genaro gets a job at a resort in hopes of marrying an American woman and moving to New York in search of a better life. He meets a tourist called Martha and everything seems going according to plan, until her boyfriend shows up.
Toribio's wife has been diagnosed with postpartum leukemia. Cornered between the lack of reliable health plans and his low income as a police officer, Toribio takes his gun and goes out to do everything he can to save his wife.
Juan Maria Almonte,
After Yoli ends up alone again, she joins three other women in a fun weekend to get a break from their relationships with men. The husband and fiance of two of them join a private investigator to follow them in secret.
The story of a humble widowed man named Ordoto Balbuena, who is in a difficult economic situation as he is jobless. He meets with a friend called Fellito who promises to take him to New York. Despite his doubts, Balbuena is convinced that everything will be fine. Balbuena then goes to New York and live the "American Dream". But he then realizes that the United States is not how he imagined at all. Written by
Official submission of the Dominican Republic for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 68th Academy Awards in 1996. See more »
With this bag of mints I'll solve the problem of lots of people who complain over not getting gifts: "What did you bring me, Balbuena?"... "A mint, for you". Here's enough for 200 people.
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This movie is just so Dominican. I love it!!! this film made me remember my roots and the spicy sense of humor of the Caribbean people. Balbuena, the main character, belongs to Dominican Republlic folklore. He reflects the eternal fight for reach "USland" thinking that in this soil everybody could be "rich", and then, go back wrapping with dollars. Many years before of the birth of this movie, Luisito Martí as Balbuena, was looking for his dreams in several local TV shows in his country. At the end of every sketch something happened and he couldn't reach New York... Nueva Yol. It so important to notice that for Dominican people New York is la like the Mecca!!!
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