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The Day Silence Died (1998)

El día que murió el silencio (original title)
Handsome entrepeneur Abelardo Rios Clarios arrives in the sleepy little town of Villaserena, rigs up speakers throughout the village, and begins broadcasting "Radio Nobleza". For a small ... See full summary »

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Abelardo
Gustavo Angarita ...
Oscar
Elías Serrano ...
Ruperto
Norma Merlo ...
Amelia
Jorge Ortiz Sánchez ...
Padro Isidoro
Guillermo Granda ...
Jose
María Laura García ...
Celeste
Blanca Morisson ...
Celina
Edgar Vargas ...
Gumercindo
David Mondaca ...
Gaston
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Amigo de Seferino
Nelson Balderrama
Fernando Barrientos ...
Amigo de José
Lourdes Benites ...
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Emma Calles ...
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Handsome entrepeneur Abelardo Rios Clarios arrives in the sleepy little town of Villaserena, rigs up speakers throughout the village, and begins broadcasting "Radio Nobleza". For a small sum of money, they can now buy the opportunity to express publicly what they couldn't say before. Villaserena's closets are quickly emptied of their skeletons, old quarrels are revived and secrets are no longer. Abelardo soon discovers the beautiful Celeste, a beautiful young woman virtually imprisoned behind the walls of her father's house, and romance ensues. Written by Anonymous

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2 July 1999 (Spain)  »

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$1,742 (USA) (8 December 2000)

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$1,742 (USA) (8 December 2000)
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The innocence of a town ruined for progress

This movie is not brilliant, but shows us the way the progress ruins lives (just like Tolkien said) A Man Sick with Love and anger, a girl who suffer him, and a Guy that loves her no matter what. A Small town full of weirdos and the town, the beautiful Town I've been one of the rare lucky persons who met the town before a earthquake destroyed it, while they were filming this, and the place is amazing, actors not well-known but at least not on this side of the world... Elias Serrano is Amazing being the irate man his character demands, he's so soft spoken that you'll never believe he could be the same. When Dario Grandinetti's character gets into 'Villa Serena' with his radio station the worst of every person in town comes out, every flaw nastier than the other, you can see yours reflected there.

A bit funny, a bit Bizarre, a bit romantic and completely magic in a Town over 400 years old this is a story about life, where nothing special happens but everything changes. If you're from a small country or you had lived in one you'll find this good. If you ever lived/visited a small colonial town you'll feel like you're there, the last remains of Totora.


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