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

 -  Drama | Music  -  30 April 2009 (Colombia)
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A musician travels a great distance to return an instrument to his elderly teacher.

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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 ...
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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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Incomprehensible quest and ending, but entertaining throughout
9 October 2010 | by (Amersfoort, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

In short: Incomprehensible quest. Same applies to the ending.

Nevertheless, the movie is entertaining throughout and never boring. It shows customs and traditions that may seem alien to us here (NL), but were never unrealistic.

The accordion is not my favorite musical instrument, but that did not hinder me in appreciating the scenes and how they develop in time.

I must admire the younger main character for the trouble he takes to attempt rescuing his older counterpart in the movie. His undertakings seem unreal, and are certainly asking for trouble.

From half way the movie I was definitely missing the logic in the storyline, and was surprised how the story ends too.


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