During Christmas time in Caracas, a woman (Yotama) holds up a restaurant. She takes three persons (Emilio, Manuel and Lucia) hostage in their apartment. Day by day Emilio, an old musician ...
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Juan Carlos García
During Christmas time in Caracas, a woman (Yotama) holds up a restaurant. She takes three persons (Emilio, Manuel and Lucia) hostage in their apartment. Day by day Emilio, an old musician and Yotama become friends. Yotama's small daughter, Victoria, is brought into the apartment. Emilio dies and the rest of the three persons become united in a common bond of humanity. Written by
Luis Armando Roche <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Yotama" is not a simple plot about a common kidnapping after a failed attempt to rob a crowded restaurant in the fascinating Caracas.
The story leads us to a a charming story of seclusion of five people affected by the fact that one of the robbers gang, Yotama, named after the symbolic Spanish words of "Yo te Amo", succeeded to be freed after the intervention of the local police, and becomes a "member" of a tight family who lives in the hills of Caracas.
The counteraction of the well depicted characters is a well elaborated context of a story masterly depicted in sound, credible personages well designed in the plot written by the film director, Luis Armando Roche.
The rest of the story leads us to an ending which is only not a surprising discovery of a deep love between the "abuelo" Pepé (Asdrúbal Meléndez) and Yotama (Beatriz Vázquez) but a final achievement of surprisingly events, all of which reveals a master conduction by Mr. Roche who has produced such an intelligent film. "Yotama" qualifies as a masterwork in the brilliant filmography of Mr. Roche as well as an unusual love story.
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