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La soga (2009)

R | | Crime, Drama | 13 August 2010 (USA)
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A cop works against his country's corrupt government in order to find justice on a case.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Luisito
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Jenny
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General Colon
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Rafa
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Tavo
Alfonso Rodríguez ...
Franco
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Simon Burr
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Flannigan
Fantino Fernandez ...
Young Luisito
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Belgrado
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robinson Aybar ...
Efrain
Nelson Baez ...
The Butcher
Ericson Batista ...
Boy at the hotel room
Carmen Brugal ...
Dona Irma
Coco Cabrera ...
Carlos Batista
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A cop works against his country's corrupt government in order to find justice on a case.

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Revenge has a new name. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

The Butcher's Son  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,554, 15 August 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$210,625, 26 September 2010
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First film ever from the Dominican Republic to screen at the prestigious Toronto Film Festival. See more »

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It's been a long time since we felt this good watching a film
14 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

I just saw La Soga (The Butcher's Son). It's by far the best film made in the Dominican Republic over the last 20 years (One-way Ticket, made in the 80s was also very good). Not a cheap extended sketch or an episode from a bad soap opera. It's excellent. You can't miss this movie. It would be difficult to find someone not affected profoundly by it, after watching it. Other Dominican "filmmakers" should take it as a model to learn how to shoot a good movie. This one shows it's possible to make good movies with low budget. It is much better than most Hollywood movies we commonly see in theaters. Here you never know what will happen next. It reminds us the film City of God that we saw a few years ago. There is never a dull moment. From beginning to end, the film fills us with different emotions. There is action, suspense, comedy, romance ... It's been a long time since we felt this good watching a film. This is one of the reasons why we love movies so much, but good ones.


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