La Yuma (2009)

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This is the story of Yuma a strong-willed and rebellious girl from the poor neighborhoods of Managua who dreams of being a boxer.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alma Blanco ...
Virginia Roa 'La Yuma'
Rigoberto Mayorga ...
Gabriel Benavides ...
Juan Carlos García ...
La Cubana
Eliézer Traña ...
María Esther López ...
Salvador Espinoza ...
Sobeyda Téllez ...
La Yuma's Mother
Guillermo Martínez ...
Emir Cabezas ...
El Down
Raul Cabeza ...
El Down
Jerson Espinoza ...
El Guapo
Elton Valverde ...
El Chino
Marlon Tapia ...
Mauricio Bustamante ...


This is the story of Yuma a strong-willed and rebellious girl from the poor neighborhoods of Managua who dreams of being a boxer.

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29 September 2010 (France)  »

Also Known As:

La Yuma - Die Rebellin  »

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1.66 : 1
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31 March 2011 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie yesterday in Berlin - and was truly and pleasantly surprised. Considering, that this is the first movie made in Nicaragua in 20 years, I was expecting this lack of experience and critical mass to show more. It did not.

The story is simple: Yuma, is a young Nicaraguan woman, living in one of Managua's gang-infested barrios, with her four siblings, a parasite step-father and a mother, who would never win a parent of the year award.

Yuma sees female boxing as a ticket out out for both her and her younger siblings..

When she falls in love with a journalism Student form the Catholic University of Managua, her life becomes, well, complicated.....

This movie is worth seeing for the description of life in a Central American slum, the humor, and a story full of real life.

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