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Innocent Voices (2004)
"Voces inocentes" (original title)

 -  Drama | War  -  28 January 2005 (Mexico)
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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

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

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

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28 January 2005 (Mexico)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$192,000 (USA) (14 October 2005)
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The main character's name, Chava, is the diminutive (nickname) for anyone named Salvador, which is also the name of the country the story takes place. See more »

Goofs

The American staff sergeant's rank switches from the correct position (chevrons up) to an incorrect position (chevrons down), back to the correct one when the cameras change in one of the scenes. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Beto: Do you have a girlfriend?
Chava: Just one.
Uncle Beto: [laughing] Just one.
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El Afilador
Written by David Venegas and Felipe J. Gutiérrez
Performed by Rigo Tovar
Courtesy of D'Disa Latin Music
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A film that should not be ignored
1 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have just seen the movie here in El Salvador, where I am on vacation. My parents are both Salvadoran, and I have visited here many times, as well as resided here for several years. I remember visiting during war time, seeing soldiers with their guns, though i was a very young child unaware of the true situation.

This movie brought to light the horrible scenes and awful truths of the atrocities that occurred during the war, and that still happen in warfare today. Looking through the eyes of an eleven-year-old child in fear of recruitment, you are brought straight into the war and his life. Everyone in the audience had heard good things about the movie, and in turn agreed; we applauded when the movie was over. There is humor, romance, and of course, tragedy. Some parts were almost unbearable to watch, but then the movie is portraying a reality that we should not and cannot ignore.

I strongly recommend this movie to anyone and everyone, and I hope they will soon bring it to the U.S. and abroad.


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