Breath of Life (1999)
"Soplo de vida" (original title)

 |  Drama, Thriller  |  2 May 2001 (France)
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In this presentation, which is the second of a series of classes on the ELEMENTS: earth, air, fire and water, Ken goes into great detail about air, breath of life, that includes stories, ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Solórzano ...
Emerson Roque Fierro, the detective
Golondrina / Pilar, the dead woman
Jacinto, the transvestite
Constanza Duque ...
Irene de Domingo, the mysterious woman
César Mora ...
Magician, the blind man
Álvaro Rodríguez ...
John Jairo Estupiñán, the police officer
Álvaro Ruiz ...
Medardo Ariza, the politician
Edgardo Román ...
Óscar 'Hammer' López, the boxer
Juan Pablo Franco ...
José Luis Domingo, the bullfighter
César Badillo ...
Hugo Mora Sastoque, the taxi driver
Jaime Iván Paeres ...
Fat guy
Frank Beltran ...
Mónica Campo ...
Jaime Andrés Uribe ...
Rosario Jaramillo ...
Casino employee


In this presentation, which is the second of a series of classes on the ELEMENTS: earth, air, fire and water, Ken goes into great detail about air, breath of life, that includes stories, myths and examples of how we are interacting with this element every day. This presentation is classroom worthy from grade school to college, loaded with information I'm sure you didn't know. Enjoy! Written by Anonymous

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2 May 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Adiós, María Félix  »

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Well thought, well acted, awful script
3 May 2000 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

I went to see this film at the Hispanic Film festival of Miami, and it was certainly a success. Judging by their reactions, people on the theater were extremely pleased with the film, which is the first film Noir made in Colombia.

What a wonderful experience it was, especially for the wonderful actress Flora Martinez, who really brings life to her character.

Also, the histrionic talent of Cesar Mora as the blind man who sells lottery tickets is fantastic, he has such strong features that allow him to really mold into his character (I just saw him during the same festival, leading another Colombian film, "Golpe de estadio").

I was very pleased with the movie in general, although I must say that the script doesn't live up to my expectations; its erratic, monotone narrative really blocks the brilliant cast, mostly because it wants to achieve so much that it leaves many sub-plots points unresolved. Otherwise a fairly enjoyable film that exemplifies the strong influence of American cinema in Latin America, even though shoestring budgets and cultural differences make this kind of film a lot more enjoyable-for me at least-than their cousins from the north.

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