Down 3,453 this week

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

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  15 December 2004 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 446 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 2 critic

"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.



0Check in

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Video

Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 25 titles
created 02 Sep 2011
a list of 1314 titles
created 05 Dec 2011
a list of 689 titles
created 05 Feb 2012
a list of 9 titles
created 18 Aug 2012
a list of 57 titles
created 05 Dec 2013

Related Items

Search for "A Dot and a Line" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: A Dot and a Line (2004)

A Dot and a Line (2004) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Dot and a Line.
5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Young couple Carla (Maestro) and Martin (Leroux) are abducted by three men and spend a terrifying night in Caracas as they wait for Carla's father (Blades) to hand over the ransom.

Director: Jonathan Jakubowicz
Stars: Mía Maestro, Jean Paul Leroux, Rubén Blades
The Zero Hour (2010)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The Zero Hour is a gritty, fast-paced heist film. Set in Caracas during the 24 hours of a controversial medical strike, the film tells the story of Parca (The Reaper) a feared hit man that ... See full summary »

Director: Diego Velasco
Stars: Zapata 666, Amanda Key, Erich Wildpret
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Andres (Jean Pierre Agostini) is a fan of Los Leones del Caracas one of the main baseball teams of Venezuela. Julissa (Juliette Pardau) is a fan of Los Navegantes del Magallanes, the rival ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Carlos Hueck
Stars: Jean Pierre Agostini, Juliette Pardau, Miguel Ángel Landa
Adventure | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
Director: Luis Alberto Lamata
Stars: Roque Valero, Alberto Alifa, Carlos Enrique Almirante
The Liberator (2013)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Simon Bolivar fought over 100 battles against the Spanish Empire in South America. He rode over 70,000 miles on horseback. His military campaigns covered twice the territory of Alexander the Great. His army never conquered -- it liberated.

Director: Alberto Arvelo
Stars: Édgar Ramírez, Erich Wildpret, María Valverde
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story of Diego, a young and successful photographer that lives in the glamorous world of fashion, shallowness and excess. A tragic accident turns his world around; his partner is now in... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Ferrari
Stars: Guillermo García, Ignacio Montes, Hilda Abrahamz
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Elia Schneider directed this deep dark drama about the reality of street children in Latin-America. This films is quite amusing and keeps the viewer interested throughout its chain of ... See full synopsis »

Director: Elia Schneider
Stars: José Gregorio Rivas, Alfredo Medina, Luis Campos Pelón
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A former guerrilla is reluctantly drawn into the vengeance scheme of one of his victims.

Director: Juan Felipe Orozco
Stars: Édgar Ramírez, Ricardo Vélez, Carolina Gómez
Bad Hair (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A nine-year-old boy's preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother.

Director: Mariana Rondón
Stars: Samuel Lange Zambrano, Samantha Castillo, Beto Benites
Carlos (TV Mini-Series 2010)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting.

Stars: Édgar Ramírez, Alexander Scheer, Fadi Abi Samra
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A drug deal gone wrong; a passionate blackmail that turned violent; and a kidnapping with the two worst kidnappers in the world.

Directors: Enrique R. Bencomo, Fernando R. Bencomo
Stars: David Alonso, Carlos Arraiz, Fernando R. Bencomo
Sicario (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young boy is hired as a hit man by a drug lord.

Director: Joseph Novoa
Stars: Laureano Olivares, Herman Gil, Néstor Terán


Cast overview, first billed only:
Roque Valero ...
Ramiro Meneses ...
Guerrillero - Colombia
Daniela Alvarado ...
Yosmar Coromoto
Pedro Lander ...
Dora Mazzone ...
Ana Maria
Rafael Uribe ...
Capitan - Colombia
Laureano Olivares ...
Sgt. Carrasco
Sgt. Requena
Yugui López ...
Roberto Hernández ...
Narco 2
Daniela Bascopé ...
Carolina López ...
Eva Mondolfi ...
Bar Prostitute
Olga Henríquez ...
Cheito's Mother


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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Action | Crime | Drama | Romance | War


R | See all certifications »



| | |

Release Date:

15 December 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Dot and a Line  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


Venezuela's official submission for the 2005 Oscar Awards, Foreign Language film category. See more »


Featured in El Don (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Wonderful movie about a rarely shown war
1 November 2004 | by (Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

While the underlying theme and plots of most war movies are similar, this film at least adds the novelty of this rarely shown, but nevertheless, very critical and crucial world conflict.

I (and the film) refer to the drug traffic/coke labs/Maoist rebels/ Venezuelan/Colombian feud. It's a multi faction civil war that is rarely talked about since, of course, the area is neither in Eurasia or North America. But the coke and crack consumers that keep it going are. So, though dozens of films continue to address Bosnia and the ex-Yugoslavia (close to "Europe" and the Middle East), hardly any have been made about this ongoing war which is even more complicated, and ongoing than any other, and closer to many Europeans and North America drug users than anyone wants to recognize.

This film is a light, comedic way of educating those in the "rest of the world" what those around you may contribute to, if not cause, this war and keep it going, fueled by continued consumption of drugs from South America (virtually all, if not all the coke and derivatives, plus marijuana, with a sideline of Ecstasy production, this last drug not native to the area). It is also an interesting take on Venezuelan/Colombian relations along the long, drug, and guerrilla infected border they share.

The film is not at all a sermon about this subject. I personally make it a point in this comment to highlight why the film is so unique, so worth watching. All this, in addition to its being a wonderful, entertaining film, showing human qualities and frailties which can be appreciated anywhere.

Truly exceptional, this film has been a hit at all the festivals it's hit so far. Here in Brazil, it was a hit in Rio in September, and is on the list of the top ten most-voted films at the S. Paulo Festival in October/early November. Highly recommendable!

10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Don't believe the hype Daniel_DL
Funny and entertaining. juanvazquez
funniest scene K99
Finding this movie FilmFemme17
Discuss A Dot and a Line (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: