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City of M (2000)
"Ciudad de M" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  15 June 2000 (Peru)
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After exhausting all legal channels in his search for a job, "M" struggles with the decision of whether or not to enter a life of crime by helping his friends deliver drugs to Miami.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Santiago Magill ...
M
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Pacho
Jorge Madueño ...
Coyote
Vanessa Robbiano ...
Silvana
Gianella Neyra ...
Sandra
Pierre Linares ...
Caníbal
Melania Urbina ...
Karina
Francisco Salas ...
Gordo
Gabriela Velásquez ...
Pacho's maid
Carlos Victoria ...
Karina's father
Ricardo Velásquez ...
Man in unemployment line
Enrique Urrutia ...
Silvana's uncle
Ramón García ...
Bigote
Mario León ...
Travestite
Julio Marcone ...
Franklin
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M dreams of a better life in a city full of contrasting elements. He believes that the only solution to his problems is earning a decent living; yet he can't find a job. Totally desperate, he is persuaded by his neighbour to take some cocaine to Miami. However, the deal goes sour. M's fate brings him to an unpredictable end in the city streets. Written by ElianaG

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Excellent movie
6 February 2005 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

This is a first rate, first acted movie. The director, the novel on which the movie is based and the scriptwriter have done a superb job. It successfully portrays the "middle class" that years of violence and economic crisis have left in Peru. Nothing to do with a typical Hollywood movie: it's pure acting, imagination, sense of humor and drama. Anybody interested in knowing Perú and Lantin America and in enjoying a good piece of art should see this movie. It borrows from Latin American, US and European cinema to create an original, truly Peruvian cinematic language. Specially relevant is the top acting quality of all actors that participated in this movie.


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