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Innocent Voices (2004)

Voces inocentes (original title)
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A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carlos Padilla ...
Gustavo Muñoz ...
Uncle Beto
Mama Toya
Jorge Angel Toriello ...
Andrés Márquez ...
Alejandro Felipe ...
Ricardito (as Alejandro Felipe Flores)
Ana Paulina Caceres ...
Rosita (as Ana Paulina Cáceres)
Xuna Primus ...
Cristina Maria
Angelita (as Paulina Gaytan Ruíz)
Alan Chávez ...
Antonio (as Alan Andreé)


A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him.

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How much will a mother sacrifice for the love of her son...


Drama | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 November 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Innocent Voices  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,105 (Hong Kong) (8 July 2005)


$192,000 (USA) (14 October 2005)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Óscar Torres, the man on whom the story is based, was on set for most of the shoot. He was often seen crying between takes off set, saying the shots brought back painful memories. See more »


The candles on Chava's birthday cake form an arc of 270 degrees (3/4 of a circle) in a close up and then they are shown placed in a complete circle in subsequent wide shots. See more »


Priest: I assure you, when one lives in the grace of God, war does not exist.
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Cómo será la mujer
Written by Rigo Tovar
Performed by Rigo Tovar
Courtesy of Univision Music Group México
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7 April 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I just read all of your comments guys..it doesn't matter which side mistreated kids more..the fact is kids were recruited to fight...i come from Lebanon, a country that knew 15 years of civil war..and yes in my country too, kids fought side to side with militias..."Voces Innocentes" is for me a very sad movie..it tickles our state of mind in the sense that it reminds us that life isn't as pleasant anywhere else on earth..here El Salvador is shown torn by civil war, but elsewhere daily wars are still going on (Darfour in Ethiopia, Sida in Africa, poverty in India...) I received the movie from Mexico..It is a shame it was only shown here in Canada in Toronto's Film Festival..Movies like "Voces Innocentes" should be made known to the public...Instead of bombarding people with loads of commercial pointless movies, let them think for a change...

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