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Innocent Voices (2004)

Voces inocentes (original title)
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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Storyline

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...

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Drama | Thriller | War

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

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4 November 2005 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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 »

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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Razones
Written by Bebe
Performed by Bebe
Courtesy of EMI Music España
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The most accurate movie about El Salvador
27 December 2004 | by (El Salvador) – See all my reviews

I'm from El Salvador and went to see the movie yesterday with my wife. First, it's unbelievable that the government allowed this film to be presented in the country. Usually they forbid the showings of any movie that touches the topic of the war because they want to erase the memories of war to present the image of a new country, but without learning from the mistakes of our past.

Second, I've seen a couple of movies about El Salvador (Oliver Stone's Salvador and Romero) and I gotta say that this movie is the most accurate depiction of the environment of wartime in El Salvador. The forceful recruitment depicted in the movie was an everyday ordeal for most families of humble status, with the army stopping the bus and taking all young men to the barracks.


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