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Entre nos -- Newly arrived to New York City and deserted by her husband Gabriel, Mariana must find a way, in a strange city where she barely speaks the language, to provide for her family, financially and emotionally.
Entre nos -- Mariana leaves her impoverished hometown in Bogota, Colombia with her two young children, Gabriel and Andrea, and heads to the USA to be reunited with her husband.

After her arrival, her husband abandons the family. With all her options closing in on h


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Gloria La Morte (screenplay)
Paola Mendoza (screenplay)
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  (in credits order)

Paola Mendoza ... Mariana
Sebastian Villada ... Gabriel
Laura Montana ... Andrea

Anthony Chisholm ... Joe
Andres Munar ... Antonio

Sarita Choudhury ... Preet
Isabel Sung ... Mi-Sun
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Farah Bala ... Gloria
Felipe Bonilla ... Manager
Clem Cheung ... Mr. Kim
Mi-Sun Choi ... Ms. Kwong

Jacqueline Duprey ... Rosa

Annie Henk ... Attendant
Sekou Jackson ... Sekou
Alexandra Manzano ... Day Laborer

Eddie Martinez ... Alejo

Lou Martini Jr. ... Sign Man

Victor Pagan ... Man in Apartment
Ashley Teleki ... Kimberly
Theresa Walsh ... Jessica

Directed by
Gloria La Morte 
Paola Mendoza 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gloria La Morte  screenplay
Paola Mendoza  screenplay

Produced by
Bob Alexander .... executive producer
Steve Bannatyne .... executive producer
Alexander Bing .... associate producer
Ryan Harrington .... executive producer
Joseph La Morte .... producer
María Neyla Santa María .... associate producer
Michael Skolnik .... producer
Genna Terranova .... executive producer
Original Music by
Gil Talmi 
Cinematography by
Bradford Young 
Film Editing by
Gloria La Morte 
Casting by
Ellyn Long Marshall 
Maria E. Nelson 
Production Design by
Adriana Serrano 
Costume Design by
Vera Chow 
Makeup Department
Elizabeth Gerbino .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Becky Morrison .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yori Tondrowski .... first assistant director
James A. Wolf Jr. .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Coll Anderson .... sound re-recording mixer
Coll Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Salvador Chacon .... boom operator (as Salvador Gutierrez-Chacon)
Nelson Ferreira .... dialogue editor
Dennis Haggerty .... sound mixer
Matt Snedecor .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
Kristyn Hume .... main titles
Camera and Electrical Department
Hans Charles .... first assistant camera
Keith Cutler .... best boy electric
Naje Lataillade .... still photographer (as Onaje Lataillade)
Marcus Mizelle .... grip
Jack Daniel Stanley .... digital imaging technician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katie Calcaterra .... wardrobe supervisor
Meghan Campbell .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
David Leonard .... supervising editor
Steve Pequignot .... colorist
Steve Pequignot .... on-line editor
Music Department
Richard Córdoba .... music supervisor
Germaine Franco .... composer: additional music
John Whynot .... score recordist
Other crew
Alrick Brown .... production assistant
Myo Campbell .... key production assistant
Veronica Mulero .... script supervisor
Sridhar Ranganath .... location manager
Robert L. Seigel .... legal services
Bernard F. Bunye .... special thanks

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"Between Us" - International (English title)
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80 min

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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
What is Between Us, 6 March 2011
Author: KINGSLEY ASIEDU from United States

A mother and her two children move from Columbia to join up with the father in New York. The father abandons them. The mother and children are left alone to struggle and find a way to survive. Simply put, this is the plot of Paola Mendoza's and Gloria La Morte's Entre Nos. Of course, it's not quite that simple. The set design, the costumes that our characters wear, the lighting, and, most importantly the acting renders the film from being just another melodramatic flick to a genuine narrative of a three real people—Mariana, Gabriel, and Andrea—who seek to merely survive and thrive as all people do. As the film begins, there is music and there is food. The characters are in good spirits, for Mariana, Gabriel, Andrea, and Antonio have come together. The scene shows a sense of solidarity amongst the family. As a viewer it causes you to ask, what are they celebrating?" Soon enough, you discover that although this is a time of warm and cheerful feelings, it also proves to be the family's "last supper" together as the father— Antonio—abandons them shortly after. So, to answer the question: the farewell to a deadbeat father and disloyal husband is what they celebrate, ironically. Mendoza uses lighting in this dinner scene that is soft and not overly bright. The warmness is conveyed by the array of green, red, and orange colors adorned by the vegetables. The characters' attires bear these hues as well, and this is meant to symbolize the vivacity of this atmosphere. The music is melodic, it has a steady and "upbeat" tempo to it—the Latin salsa semblance it bears points to perhaps the joy and happiness the characters had in their native Columbia. With this tragic event, Mendoza and Morte demonstrate the overwhelming power that men have over the family. For instance, we see that Antonio's decision to leave his family brings forth disastrous consequences for his wife and children. They suffer emotionally and physically: Mariana weeps along with her children night and day for the emptiness in their hearts that they yearn to be filled. Additionally, they starve to the point where they become emaciated in appearance. They have to roam in the streets to beg for food, looking weathered and withered. So that is to say, they cannot support themselves alone without a man, at least not without tremendous effort. Interestingly, during this period, the interior life is now dark and dank. There is no feeling of coziness like there was at the beginning of the film. In fact, there is few furniture and few things to do. To contrast, the outer world is brighter; there is somewhat more cheer in the streets. As the protagonists collect cans through rubbish dumps and sell empanadas, they interact with Americans by speaking their native Spanish speckled with some English. And this implies the duality of their personalities: they are both Columbian and American. The use of both languages shows their attempt to assimilate. Furthermore, the music at this point marks a moment of reflection and thought for our main characters and also shows them in motion, highlighting their upward progression. All the same, behind the foil of a worthless man the directors emphasize the strength of women. Mariana epitomizes the loving and nurturing nature of a mother: She works diligently to satisfy the demands of her children, she makes sacrifice after sacrifice to see to it that her children are happy. At the same time, she manages to keep a smile before them despite the fact that the world around her is cold and judgmental. The park scene where Mariana weeps quietly with her children sleeping on her lap expresses this notion so well. She had been aborted by society. She suffers miserably, having to fend for her children. Worse yet, because she is poor and appears dirty people ascribe negative things to her and her children. However, Mariana draws strength from her children. Their future and its success motivate her to keep going. She reminds me of the character, Tita, from the novel Como Agua Para Chocolate; for she, too, struggles to maintain and get to where she's going. Most of all, for both women the obstacles they face come from societal origins. Something comes in between them and their hopes and aspirations. For Tita this is represented in her mother who keeps her from love and the pleasures of marriage and for Mariana this is her inability to be understood because of linguistic, financial and cultural barriers. Entre Nos tell us that a family isn't necessarily constituted by a blood-affiliated group. Rather, it is a group who respect one another and struggle together to overcome the challenges. We as a society are a huge family. Yet what stands "between us" is our misunderstandings of one another. Our tendency to prejudge one another renders us incapable of seeing eye to eye on things and prevents us from working together for our own benefit. This is the amazing message behind the movie and for this reason I recommend it without any objections.

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