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A Dot and a Line (2004)
"Punto y raya" (original title)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  15 December 2004 (USA)
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"Punto y raya" is the story of a young Colombian recruit who, while patrolling his country's border, is befriended by a Venezuelan adversary, and the tragic consequences of their relationship.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roque Valero ...
Cheito
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Pedro
Ramiro Meneses ...
Guerrillero - Colombia
Daniela Alvarado ...
Yosmar Coromoto
Pedro Lander ...
Capitan
Dora Mazzone ...
Ana Maria
Rafael Uribe ...
Capitan - Colombia
Laureano Olivares ...
Sgt. Carrasco
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Sgt. Requena
Yugui López ...
Narco
Roberto Hernández ...
Narco 2
Daniela Bascopé ...
Lutecia
Carolina López ...
Teniente
Eva Mondolfi ...
Bar Prostitute
Olga Henríquez ...
Cheito's Mother
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Cheito, a street-wise Venezuelan conscript, is thrown together with Pedro, a straight-arrow volunteer in the Colombian army, when one deserts his company and the other lives through an ambush. They must survive guerrillas, drug producers, corrupt narcotics officers, and each other as they bungle through the jungle: first they are enemies, then allies, then friends, until women and politics test their loyalties. Can pawns survive when powers clash? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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bad actors and repetitive
14 October 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I don't understand the exaggerated good critics about this film, except that a lot of people from Venezuela are understandably very excited, based on that the Venezuelan cinema is really a bit behind of what other countries are in the region.

The movie first of all is too repetitive, a lot of scenes are almost identical from each of the both leading roles, so you get the impression that it's a time filler. A time filler is also a good point, as this movie is definitely too long with 105 minutes, you will start to get tired after a while and watch on the clock.

All actors are quite bad, by exception of the venezuelan guy Edgar Ramirez, who brings in a bit of slapstick and plays the role of the venezuelan recruit "Pedro".

By the way, this is not a representative movie about the people of the region (caribean zone), it tends to ridicules them.


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