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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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Oscar
Isidro Bobadilla ...
Peña
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Isabel
José Heredia ...
Migue
Daniel Lugo ...
Carmona
Dennis Mario ...
Luijan
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Marisol
Carlos Paniagua ...
Luisito
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Wanda
Luz María Rondón ...
Doña Norma
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Doña Emma
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Doña Toya
Carlos Marichal ...
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Raquel
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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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1 October 2007 (USA)  »

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The two hired killers seen alongside the Oscar character (played by Steven Bauer) are actually two real-life Puerto Rican policemen. They had been hired as technical advisors and when director Ricardo Mendez Matta asked them to be in the film they insisted on playing bad guys instead. When asked why, they said that working undercover required them to think and act like bad guys at all times, and that by now they felt more comfortable doing that. See more »

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Amor Vampiro
Written by Cesar Augusto, Cecilio Alves Martins, Cesar Rossini
Performed by Leonard Méndez
Courtesy of Warner/Chappell / BMG
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"Thieves and Liars" presents us with a very naturalistic depiction of the levels of corruption that affect many Puerto Ricans and force them to make difficult if not impossible choices about their and their loved ones' lives. The cast is excellent, considering that some are non-professional actors; an excellent choice that augments the level of reality in the film. The photography propels the story without intrusion, as it should be in this type of film. The script captures the idiosyncrasies and attitudes of the "Boricuas" in a very deep way. Sometimes it feels like you're watching a documentary! Watching this film you feel as if you've secretly entered the real Puerto Rican society and stand invisibly watching it implode. I loved it!


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