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Alamar (2009)

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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Jorge Machado ...
Roberta Palombini ...
Natan Machado Palombini ...
Nestór Marín ...
Garza Silvestre ...
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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) »

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Documentary | Drama

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To the Sea  »

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

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

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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Life seen through different eyes
26 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

This movie, in my opinion, is a true movie: It makes you go to another place, feel life at a different pace. And once you're there, you can smell the salty water. You can feel your feet touching the sand. You're there, experiencing life with that other human beings (may they be as real as humans or fiction characters, they are alive). If you are open to what the film is showing, soon it will seduce you.

The mood of the film fits perfectly to the images you see. It doesn't have that structured narrative so usual to more commercial films. It doesn't really matter if it's documentary or fiction, it's sensibility.

May you like it or not, it's cinema as its best.


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