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Innocent Voices (2004) More at IMDbPro »Voces inocentes (original title)

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Innocent Voices -- 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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Luis Mandoki (screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 November 2005 (USA) See more »
How much will a mother sacrifice for the love of her son...
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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Carlos Padilla ... Chava

Leonor Varela ... Kella
Gustavo Muñoz ... Ancha

José María Yazpik ... Uncle Beto

Ofelia Medina ... Mama Toya

Daniel Giménez Cacho ... Priest

Jesús Ochoa ... Chofer
Jorge Angel Toriello ... Fito

Adrian Alonso ... Chele
Andrés Márquez ... Marcos
Alejandro Felipe ... Ricardito (as Alejandro Felipe Flores)
Ana Paulina Caceres ... Rosita (as Ana Paulina Cáceres)
Xuna Primus ... Cristina Maria

Paulina Gaitan ... Angelita (as Paulina Gaytan Ruíz)
Alan Chávez ... Antonio (as Alan Andreé)

Gustavo Sánchez Parra ... Teniente Ruíz

Héctor Jiménez ... Raton

Guillermo Ríos ... Soldado
Lourdes Villareal ... Dona Celia
Ania Yarasech ... Maestra Carmen
Prisiliana Hernández ... Dona Amalia
Aurelio Perea Morales ... Don Yeyo
Luisa Garza ... Maestra Sol
Alberto Lara ... Director de escuela
Filomena Hernández ... Viejita
Lucila Casterejón ... Mujer Bazar 1
Jonathan Morales ... Temo
Daniela Varela ... Yanira
René Hernandez ... René (as René Hernández)
Jennifer Cuevas ... Companera de Trabajo
Gilda Navarro ... Monja 1
Margarita Mandoki ... Monja 2
José Augustín Flores ... Tío Mario
Manuel Zorrilla ... Soldado
Antonio García ... Sargento
Juan Carlos Luna ... Soldado Americano 2
Félix Johannes ... Soldado Americano 3
Isabel Galvan ... Mujer Bazar 2
Juan Aquino Navarro ... Borracho 1
Luis Gonzaga Padilla ... Borracho 2
Leon Rafael ... Fotógrafo Prensa
Penny Redman ... Fotógrafa Prensa
María Antonia Ruíz ... Mujer Volante
Nayeli Tlapa ... Chica Nalgada
Claudia Suárez ... Chica Nalgada
Rafael Moya ... Comandante C
José Gabriel Marín ... Muerto 2
Analí Bravo ... Nina 15 anos
Karla María González ... Nina 15 anos
Esther Galván ... Pollera
Edgar Mencos ... Soldier shoting speakers at church (as Edgar Leonel Mencos)
Amelia Contreras ... Mama Chillón
María De Los Ángeles Osuna ... Mujer Baleada
Enrique Suárez ... Pick-Up Militar
Javier Mercado ... Jeep Militar
Ernesto Mejia ... Jeep Militar
Enrique Carrillo ... Camión Pasajero
Javier Pedraza ... Soldado E
Víctor González ... Soldado F
Pablo Cuevas ... Soldado Americano I
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ignacio Retes ... Don Chico (uncredited)

Directed by
Luis Mandoki 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Luis Mandoki  screenplay
Oscar Orlando Torres  screenplay
Oscar Orlando Torres  story

Produced by
Lawrence Bender .... producer
Federico González Compeán .... executive producer
Francisco González Compeán .... executive producer
Tery Lopez .... co-producer
Mónica Lozano .... executive producer
Luis Mandoki .... producer
Miguel Necoechea .... executive producer
Anna Roth .... executive producer
Alejandro Soberón Kuri .... producer
Oscar Orlando Torres .... co-producer
Original Music by
André Abujamra 
Cinematography by
Juan Ruiz Anchía 
Film Editing by
Aleshka Ferrero (edited by)
Casting by
Carla Hool 
Production Design by
Antonio Muño-Hierro 
Set Decoration by
Sandra Cabriada 
Costume Design by
Gilda Navarro 
Makeup Department
Ingrid Hartowicz-Fuentes .... key makeup artist
Ingrid Hartowicz-Fuentes .... makeup artist: Ms. Varela
David Ruiz Gameros .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Giordo Ganem .... production manager
Carlos Llergo .... unit production manager
Tlacateotl Mata .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Renan Bendersky .... second assistant director
Kira Dominguez .... second assistant director
Manuel Hinojosa .... first assistant director
Miguel Necoechea Jr. .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Darío Carreto .... scenoghapher
Moises Pineda .... production buyer
Tomas Rodriguez Tovar .... leadman
Sound Department
Jaime Baksht .... re-recording mixer
Ricardo Cabrera .... cable person: sound
Fernando Cámara .... sound
Sergio Diaz .... first assistant sound editor
Jed M. Dodge .... dialogue editor
Ruy García .... adr mixer
Juan Antonio Gomez .... foley mixer
Martín Hernández .... sound designer
Martín Hernández .... supervising sound editor
Jorge Lugo .... sound
Tania López Jensen .... adr coordinator
Alejandro Quevedo .... sound editor
Roland N. Thai .... sound designer
Carlos Zamorano .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Jesus G. Duran .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Luis Blackaller .... opening credit sequence
Gabriel Kerlegand .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Joaquin Cervera .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Irek Hartowicz .... additional photography
Kenji Katori .... assistant camera
Iwao Kawasaki .... extra assistant camera
Gerardo Manjarrez .... b camera/steadicam operator
Fernando Moreno .... gaffer
Juan Pablo Ojeda .... second assistant camera
Editorial Department
Dylan Bond .... assistant editor
Luis Carballar .... co-editor
Adriana Martínez .... assistant editor
John Nicolard .... digital intermediate supervisor
Carlos Puente .... co-editor
Mariana Rodríguez .... co-editor
Jeanette Russ .... assistant editor
Mario Sandoval .... additional editor
Walter Volpatto .... digital intermediate colorist
Location Management
Martin Corkidi .... location manager
Music Department
Lynn Fainchtein .... music supervisor
Renato Lemos .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Rosario Huerta .... transportation assistant
Edmundo Pérez .... production driver
Other crew
Jose Manuel Ballesteros .... caterer
Jose Manuel Ballesteros .... craft service
Maritza Diaz .... publicist
Yuria Goded .... production coordinator
Francisco Payó González .... director: making-of featurette
Vanessa Hernández .... second production coordinator
Rebecca Husain .... personal assistant to director
Carlos Larios .... set production assistant
Edgar Mencos .... military advisor
Gilberto Miñón .... production assistant
Cristina Ramiro Monroy .... personal assistant to director
Armando Patino .... production runner
Julio Quezada Orozco .... production assistant
Adam Schindler .... assistant to producer

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Also Known As:
"Voces inocentes" - Mexico (original title)
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Rated R for disturbing violence and some language
120 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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.See more »
Canción para tiSee more »


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21 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Powerful, 3 February 2005
Author: aserikov from United States

This movie was incredible in many ways, not the least of which was how it depicted life in a war in such a matter-of-fact manner. People leaving the theater where I saw it were in tears, many of them. The fact that the story is not fiction, and the fact that many just like it happen all over the world even today, made it so much more powerful. The best and the worst of the human being were depicted and it made me wonder how is it that one often brings out the other in us. I found myself sitting with clinched fists, full of rage and anger, anger at what I was seeing, anger at my own impotence as a spectator not being able to interfere... I wish viewing movies like this was mandatory for Congress before they ever authorize another war. This movie certainly stirred up a lot of emotion, but most of all it made me feel grateful for the childhood that I had.

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