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Before their inevitable farewell, Jorge, a young man of Mayan roots, and Natan, his half-Italian son, spend time together living off the Banco Chinchorro coral reef.


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Before their inevitable farewell, Jorge, a young man of Mayan roots, and Natan, his half-Italian son, spend time together living off the Banco Chinchorro coral reef.

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sea | mexico | holiday | crocodile | egret | See All (12) »


Documentary | Drama


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Release Date:

14 July 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

To the Sea  »

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$7,668 (USA) (16 July 2010)


$61,613 (USA) (11 February 2011)

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Jorge Machado is a trained ornithologist and canoe-tour guide in the Yucatan. See more »


Jorge: Me neither, I drink my coffee every night before going to bed
Matraca: Me too, when I'm with my buddies we always have coffee. But we drink it during daytime
Jorge: With the old guys
Matraca: With my buddies, the young guys
Jorge: What do you mean by young guys. Are they your age. If they are your age than that's not young anymore. You have lived many spring times, you're not that young any more
Matraca: Well, I'm still young at heart. I don't feel old...
Jorge: One thing is to feel and another is to be old
Matraca: ...
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Crazy Credits

The cast list includes a credit for Garza Silvestre playing the role of Blanquita, the egret that appears in the film. "Garza Silvestre" means "wild heron" in Spanish. See more »

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a beautiful film
5 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film tells a beautiful story about a family divided my the absence of love between two parents and their common love for their son Natan. Natan travels from Italy to spend some time with his father and grandfather in Banco Chinchorr. Because Natan's father and grandfather are fishermen his spend much of his time in and on the clear blue waters of Banco Chinchorro, an atoll reef lying off the southeast coast of the Municipality of Othón P. Blanco in Quintana Roo, Mexico, near Belize. A lovely movie all can enjoy, especially if you are looking for a delightful movie at the pace of paradise. This film has my on the next flight to Mexico.

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