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The Miraculous (2008)

La milagrosa (original title)
Eduardo is a young upper-class Colombian who is kidnapped by a guerrilla group, and becomes trapped in the middle of the crossfire between the military, paramilitary and guerrilla groups. ... See full summary »

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Eduardo
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Lagarto
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Mayra
Hernán Méndez ...
Chino Medina
Germán Quintero ...
Don Eduardo
Ana María Kámper ...
Mamá de Eduardo
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Carola
Álvaro García ...
El Gringo
Santiago Reyes ...
Julio
Carlos Duplat ...
General Toledano
Carlos Alberto Jiménez ...
Jefe Paramilitar
Clara Samper ...
Abuela de Eduardo
Manolo Cruz ...
Cuchillas
Nelson Tamayo ...
Vietcong
Rubén Darío Ortiz ...
Chicharro
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Eduardo is a young upper-class Colombian who is kidnapped by a guerrilla group, and becomes trapped in the middle of the crossfire between the military, paramilitary and guerrilla groups. His outlook on life and his own country, will change radically after the traumatic experience that lives along several months, in which he risks his life in multilple transfers to different camps, as well as armed clashes, along with the extreme loneliness that puts him on the brink of madness. Written by Rafa Lara

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Action, Drama, but no Explanation or Miracle
7 September 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In 1999, in Bogota, Colombia, Eduardo (Antonio Merlano), who is the son of a businessman, and his best friend Julio (Santiago Reyes), who is the son of a senator, travel on vacation. They are stopped at a roadblock by the army and when they leave their car, their bodyguard is executed by a soldier. Soon they realize that the group is not military or paramilitary, but a guerrilla group led by the violent Lagarto (Guillermo Iván) that intends to ask for ransom. They are transported by boat to the forest and on the arrival, the group is attacked and Julio is murdered. Along the months, the group commanded by Chino Medina (Hernán Méndez) is forced to move to different locations and only Lagarto's sister Mayra (Mónica Gómez) treats Eduardo well. Loneliness, starvation and the stressed situation provoke a loss of sanity in Eduardo. Will his father pay ransom or will he be rescued?

"La milagrosa" is a Colombian film by Rafa Lara the shows the effects of kidnapping for a long period in the victim. The action is well choreographed and the drama is intense, but unfortunately Eduardo is an arrogant character. However, there is no explanation about the conflict between military, paramilitary and guerrilla that seems to be in perpetual motion, with one group killing the other. The title is also not well explained and the only reference is the little medal that Eduardo's grandmother gave to him when he was a boy. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Conflito Armado" ("Armed Conflict")


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