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Thieves and Liars (2006)
"Ladrones y mentirosos" (original title)

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"Ladrones & Mentirosos" is the heartrending story of three Puerto Rican families struggling to stay together in a society overcome by corruption and drugs. Using a parallel structure, the ... See full summary »

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"Ladrones & Mentirosos" is the heartrending story of three Puerto Rican families struggling to stay together in a society overcome by corruption and drugs. Using a parallel structure, the film focuses on the three generations that comprise each family: teenagers, their parents and their grandparents. Written by Pike Bishop

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Rated R for violence, drug content, language and some sexuality/nudity
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The dock seen in the drug smuggling scene is an actual dock in the town of Fajardo where cocaine is routinely brought in by drug runners in low-lying "Spider" boats such as the one used in the film. The men operating the boat were local fishermen who knew exactly how to conduct the operation. The orange container they carry onto the boat is a fuel tank, which they then take along to the high seas where they meet another boat bringing in the drugs from far away, and which desperately needs to refuel. See more »

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Written by Cesar Augusto, Cecilio Alves Martins, Cesar Rossini
Performed by Leonard Méndez
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Diagnosis of a Society in Crisis
9 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mendez and Marichal have provided us with a serious, cogent and painful analysis of the social, spiritual, economic and political crisis that 108 years of colonialism have spawned in Puerto Rico. A beautiful island with the most hospitable people I have met and yet because our nation refuses to faces its imperial responsibilities, Puerto Ricans are allowed to wither and die.

The spiritual crisis that the colonial situation of Puerto Rico has created, if undermining families, and the basic institutions that sustain any society. Corruption is rampant to the extent that people are not paying taxes (which has led a fiscal crisis for this nation) and a sense of cynicism and distrust permeate the island's culture.

Fortunately, a grant allowed this painful yet powerful film to be produced.

A must see . . .


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