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The Wind Journeys (2009)
"Los viajes del viento" (original title)

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Credited cast:
Marciano Martínez ...
Ignacio Carrillo
Yull Núñez ...
Fermin Morales
Agustin Nieves ...
Ninz
Jose Luis Torres ...
Meyo
Carmen Molina ...
Tendera
Erminia Martinez ...
Mujer Guajira
Justo Valdez ...
Batata
Juan Batista Martinez ...
Marimbero Mayor
Hector Brito ...
Alvaro Figueras
Guillermo Merlo ...
Cowhand 1
Clemente Herrera ...
Cowhand 2
Nibaldo 'Niveo' Vergara ...
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Guillermo Arzuaga ...
Efrain Hernandez
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Wayuu Woman
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For most of his life, Ignacio Carrillo traveled the villages of northern Colombia, playing traditional songs on his accordion, a legendary instrument said to have once belonged to the devil. He eventually married and settled in a small town, leaving the nomadic life behind. But after the traumatic death of his wife, he vows to never play the accursed accordion again, and embarks on one last journey to return the instrument to its rightful owner. On the way, Ignacio is followed by Fermín, a spirited teenager determined to become his apprentice. Tired of loneliness, Ignacio accepts the young man as his pupil and together they traverse the vast Colombian terrain, discovering the musical diversity of Caribbean culture. Hardened by a life of solitude, Ignacio tries to discourage Fermín from following in his footsteps, but destiny has different plans for them. Written by Los Angeles Latino Film Festival

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Les voyages du vent  »

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9 May 2009 | by (Colombia) – See all my reviews

Different to the classic Colombian movies. A journey throw the diversity of the Caribbean cost of Colombia, its people and its music.

Refreshing and well made.

It is very interesting that the lead actor is actually a well known Valletano singer. His songs a lot more popular than his funny name: Marciano.

The selection of songs along the movie is perfect. Traditional Vallenatos that this movie will always help to remember.

Ciro Guerra, the director, is making a great effort to show people around the world the most beautiful and forgotten places of the north region of Colombia.


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