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Heroes from Another Land (1996)
"Héroes de otra patria" (original title)

 -  Drama | War  -  April 1998 (Puerto Rico)
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...a new point of view on the Vietnam war. Selected in Puerto Rico for OSCAR NOMINATION, BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Navarro ...
Raul
Jorge Castillo ...
Sgt. Carlos Torres
Alba Raquel Barros ...
Pura Torres
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Esther Torres
Victor Tirado ...
Esteban
Domingo Quiñones ...
Landlord
Noelia Crespo ...
Luisa
Gil René ...
Rafael
Ubel Anglada ...
Queta
Néstor Rodulfo ...
John
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Daily
Yamil Collazo ...
Nick
Alexis Beltran ...
John
Juan Eduardo Oriol ...
Young Carlos
Juanchy Cappella ...
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...a new point of view on the Vietnam war. Selected in Puerto Rico for OSCAR NOMINATION, BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

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Disappointing
27 October 2008 | by (Orange County, CA) – See all my reviews

Based on the review ratings from IMDb (7.5) which I now wonder how it is done, I bought Heroes De Orra Patria (Heroes From Another Land) on DVD since I had never seen anything coming from Porto Rico before and I was hoping to be surprised with a great movie such as Cyclo (1995) from Vietnam or The Syrian Bride (2004) from Israel. I was anxious to watch it as soon as I got home. Right from the beginning of the movie I realized that I had made a mistake on my purchase. I have had good experiences in the past with Latino movies especially from Argentina and Brazil but Heroes De Orra Patria turned out to be a disappointment. Nothing more than a negative war propaganda which even failed in conveying the message. I would not recommend this movie and will be cautious in future to only rely on IMDb ratings. In addition to bad acting, directing and poor sound quality, the war scenes looked fake and the Viet Cong did not look like Vietnamees.


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