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Lima: Breaking the Silence (1999)

An intense drama based on the true story of Peruvian rebels who in 1997 kidnapped several hundred high-ranking diplomats and government officials in an attempt to force the release of 400 political prisoners.

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Joe Lara ...
Victor
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General Monticito Frantacino
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Jeff
Bentley Mitchum ...
Bruce Nelson
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Elena
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James Gallagher, Ambassador (Ireland)
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Padre
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Ambassador Aoki (Japan)
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President Fujimoro
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Delicia
Maureen LaVette ...
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Hector Carpa
Aleksandr Kashperov ...
Russian Ambassador
Angela Korabliova ...
Russian Ambassador's Wife
Vladimir Vasilevich ...
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An intense drama based on the true story of Peruvian rebels who in 1997 kidnapped several hundred high-ranking diplomats and government officials in an attempt to force the release of 400 political prisoners.

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Rated R for violence, some sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »
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26 November 1999 (Japan)  »

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127 Tage Todesangst  »

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The most stupid and distorted vision of the violence in Peru ever
12 March 2001 | by (Lima, Peru) – See all my reviews

I began to see the movie thinking that I was going to enjoy it. And you know what?: I did. It is so bad that most of the time I couldn't help it but laugh. Who was the movie's historical advisor? A Mexican citizen? A Chicano? It is no wonder that Disney did "The Emperor's New Groove" and everybody loved it, having that Hollywood thinks of all Latin-Americans as Mexican-like clones. The music is so bad chosen that I almost forgot that I was seeing a movie about Peru and started looking for "Zorro" or Speedy Gonzales. For God's sake! Couldn't they put some real Peruvian music?

Moreover, the dialogues, situations and characters are so ridiculous that I am wondering how Christopher Atkins agreed to do this movie. Poor guy! And with him, all the other "A-Team" and "MacGyver" extras that acted here.

How could anybody possibly think of terrorists in Peru as romantic, heroic heroes, so charming and cult that a foreign ambassador held as hostage would fall in love with one of them after one night? And what about the American journalist that managed to hide himself for months among the crowd of hostages before being recognized? Give me a break!


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