The Colors of the Mountain (2010)
"Los colores de la montaña" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  6 May 2011 (USA)
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Manuel, 9, has an old ball with which he plays football every day in the countryside. He dreams of becoming a great goalkeeper. His wishes seem set to come true when Ernest, his father, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hernán Mauricio Ocampo ...
Nolberto Sánchez ...
Julián (as Luis Nolberto Sánchez)
Genaro Aristizábal ...
Poca Luz (as Genaro Alfonso Aristizábal)
Hernán Méndez ...
Carmen Torres ...
Natalia Cuéllar ...
Carmen (as Natalia Cuellar)
Antonio Galeano ...
Don Alberto
Ángela Patricia Ángel ...
Félix Jaramillo ...
Dora Patricia Méndez ...
Julián's Mother
Elizabeth Aristizábal ...
Poca Luz's Little Sister
Juan Rodrigo Correa ...
Poca Luz's Father
Berenice Echeverri ...
Poca Luz's Mother
María Alejandra Vargas ...
Julián's Sister
Javier Cardona ...
Guerrilla Leader


Manuel, 9, has an old ball with which he plays football every day in the countryside. He dreams of becoming a great goalkeeper. His wishes seem set to come true when Ernest, his father, gives him a new ball. But an unexpected accident sends the ball flying into a minefield. Despite the danger, Manuel refuses to abandon his treasure... He convinces Julián and Poca Luz, his two friends, to rescue it with him. Amid the adventures and kids' games, the signs of armed conflict start to appear in the lives of the inhabitants of 'La Pradera'. Written by Anonymous

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Kolorowe wzgórza  »

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18 July 2012 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

'The colors of the mountain' is the simplest, yet hardest story I've ever seen in a Colombian movie. It talks about real people, with feelings, with dreams... it shows how people really are in the rural area of the country, and faces you with the conflict they have to bear with everyday. The best thing for me is that the movie finds the way to touch your soul without the need to include guns, violence and dead people in every shot. Instead of being explicit about these issues, it leaves it implicit and makes you focus on the real problem: innocent people are the ones that pay the bill, with families torn apart and displaced from their little pieces of heaven. And that's what makes it even more special to me, because sometimes that's what movie-makers appeal to when trying to show how real life in Colombia is. Actors are amazing: they are so natural that you forget you're watching a movie, and instead it's like you're seeing real life in the screen, and you connect with every single character. To me, another special feature is how the world of the children, with their foot-ball problems, is put on top of the grown-ups armed conflict, and yet, both worlds are always so linked, and dependent on each other. Anyway. I'm just in love with this movie.

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