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Director:
Writers:
Rodrigo Bellott (writer)
Lenelle N. Moise (writer)
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Release Date:
30 September 2004 (Russia) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Bare your body, bare your soul.
Plot:
Five teenagers in the U.S. and Bolivia try to make sense of their sexuality and the complexity of their identity. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A missed opportunity See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Alexandra Aponte ... Jessica

Roberto Urbina ... Sebastian
Jorge Antonio Saavedra ... Choco
Ronica V. Reddick ... Adinah
Matthew Guida ... Tyler
Matt Cavenaugh ... Sean
Rodrigo Mendez-Roca ... Fabian, Sebastian's Cousin
Liv Fruyano ... Love, Choco's girlfriend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Budd ... Nick
Versee Damien ... Jeremiah (as Damien Carter)
Pablo Fernandez ... Joaquin, Fabian's best friend
Elba Flores ... Mrs. Lopez, Isabel's Mother
Ronald Flores ... Josue, Jessica's classmate
Ignacio Ichazo ... Chichito
Malinda Logan ... Obnoxious R.A.
Arturo Lora ... Jessica's Dad
Yuri Lora ... Drag Queen #2
Franco Nogales ... Mr. Lopez, Isabel's Father
Fred Nunez ... Drag Queen #1
Sandra Paz ... Clemencia, the Prostitute
Chichita Pena ... Choco's Mom
Ryan Prosser ... Gay Activist
Rodolfo Quizbert ... Profesor, Jessica's Teacher
Carlos Rocabado ... Dante
Charitio Rojas ... Jessica's Mom
Maria Elva Saucedo ... Isabel, Jessica' friend
Blair Patrick Schuyler ... Partygoer (as Blair Schuyler)
Eliana Sosa ... Camila
Carolina Suarez ... Guadalupe
Javier Yabeta ... Jessica's Brother

Jared Zeus ... Tyler's Boyfriend
Aya Tanimura ... College Tour Guide (uncredited)

Directed by
Rodrigo Bellott 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rodrigo Bellott  writer
Lenelle N. Moise  writer

Produced by
Rodrigo Bellott .... producer
Gerardo Guerra .... line producer
Ara Katz .... producer
Gregory Leonarczyk .... executive producer
David Guy Levy .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
John Dobry 
Jeremiah Vancans 
 
Cinematography by
Rodrigo Bellott 
Daryn DeLuco 
 
Film Editing by
Adriana Pacheco 
 
Production Design by
Carlos Pardo 
 
Art Direction by
César Morón 
 
Sound Department
Benny Mouthon .... sound designer
Benny Mouthon .... sound
Adriana Pacheco .... sound
Carlos Prado .... sound
Jon Shepard .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nathan Atkins .... assistant gaffer
Christopher Cannucciari .... second assistant camera
Marialuisa Ramirez .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Jennifer Semler .... casting assistant (as Jen Semler)
 
Editorial Department
Ron Patane .... post-production consultant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dependencia sexual" - Bolivia (original title)
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Runtime:
104 min | Finland:110 min (VHS version)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A missed opportunity, 20 May 2007
Author: groggo from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I think this could have been a good film, but, as others have mentioned, the split-screen 'style' (?) is incredibly annoying over 100-odd minutes of watching, or, in this case, watching TWICE. That adds up to 200-odd minutes of watching five different stories, all while distracting you with camera gimmickry.

In the mid-1960s, a graphic designer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada named Chris Chapman created the split-screen idea for a short film on the Province of Ontario for the provincial government. It was a sensation at Expo '67 in Montreal, and was such a novel idea that Toronto director Norman Jewison (and others) used it in 1960s films.

The idea, predictably, went nowhere. It was trendy, had flair, but was not sustainable over the length of an entire film. Jewison used it sparingly in The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), and it annoyed critics even then. And here, almost 40 years later, we have a director who thinks it would be a great idea to try it again, this time (unlike Jewison, who was far more judicious) over the ENTIRE STRETCH of a movie.

I was astounded that this was done. It defies basic physical laws. The human eye just cannot catch up with a blizzard of jump cuts (and that's what they really amount to) over a feature-length. Instead of intensifying the drama, it instead made me truly irritated.

Repeat: I THINK this could have been a good film. Or is that films, as in plural?

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