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City of M (2000)

Ciudad de M (original title)
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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15 June 2000 (Peru)  »

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bad casting, pretty decent flick
19 November 2002 | by (Tampa, FL) – See all my reviews

Ciudad de M succeeds in many levels, especially the script which starts clumsily but then takes us through a dark trip with the forgotten youth of Lima. The main problem of the movie is its casting which would have been much better had the director chosen someone less white and more peruvian to play the part of M. Magill is a good actor, however he does not fit the image of a low class bum in a city like Lima. The plot is straightforward, and the dialogue (though full of cuss words) brought me back to the Lima of the 90's. I liked the cinematography and the fact that the only tried to show the ugly side of a metropolis like Lima. Definitely worth the wait and the time


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