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Rodrigo Bellott (writer)
Lenelle N. Moise (writer)
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Release Date:
30 September 2004 (Russia) See more »
Bare your body, bare your soul.
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 »
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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  (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 Damian ... 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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104 min | Finland:110 min (VHS version)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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25 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
if you give it some time, it's definitely worth your while, 14 May 2004
Author: j-dewolff from Utrecht, the Netherlands

This is not an easy movie to watch. Not only is the topic rather heavy, but the way the director shows the images is in the beginning very disturbing and tiresome: you constantly see two images at the same time, like the screen is split in a left and a right half! Sometimes it's two totally different images from two different story-lines, at other times it's just two different camera-angles of the same going-ons. At first I thought it would eventually turn to one image, or it would just get split-up again when there was some specific reason for it. But when it dawned on me that this would go on throughout the whole 105 minutes, it almost made me turn the thing off. Luckily I didn't, because gradually your eyes and brain apparently get used to this, and I have to say: the movie itself is really good!! It was advertised on my DVD-box as some sort of sequel to Kids or Ken Park movie, which I think doesn't justify it. Sure, it's got the same sense of documentary, young actors going about as if they're not acting at all, and camera's wavering about, and it's as candid in the way the different stories are told and shown. But it's a lot less superficial, you seem to get more into the characters of the persons, which at least enables you a little bit to comiserate and care for them. It's about some 5 young kids who all have reasons for frustrated feelings about sex and sexuality. Some in a very simple way, like the young village-girl with the raving strict father, who's dying for her first experience. Or the young virgin guy who gets forced by his drunk and roaring friends to visit a prostitute. In others it's more complicated: hidden homosexual feelings in a macho latino, or coping with the experience of a rape. The different story lines are cleverly woven into eachother, in a very natural way (witch is helped of course by the splitting of the screen) and somehow I didn't even notice it much when the story brought us to a Spanish or an American spoken scene. Of course you're not to expect any happy ending with this kind of bare, painfully honest movies, and the one here is equally depressing, just giving you the hope that everyone will somehow have learned something from his or her bad experiences. Maybe that's my main criticism: there's very little room for a smile, it's maybe all a bit too pitch-black. However: absolutely worth while. 8 out of 10.

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