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Los colores de la montaña (2010)

| Drama | 6 May 2011 (USA)
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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Hernán Mauricio Ocampo ...
Manuel
Nolberto Sánchez ...
Julián (as Luis Nolberto Sánchez)
Genaro Aristizábal ...
Poca Luz (as Genaro Alfonso Aristizábal)
Hernán Méndez ...
Ernesto
Carmen Torres ...
Miriam
Natalia Cuéllar ...
Carmen (as Natalia Cuellar)
Antonio Galeano ...
Don Alberto
Ángela Patricia Ángel ...
Luisa
Félix Jaramillo ...
Mario
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
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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, 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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This film cries out to be discovered
4 May 2017 | by (Derry, Ireland) – See all my reviews

Another great film about childhood, this one from Colombia and despite, or maybe because of, the seriousness of the subject matter, one totally devoid of sentimentality. It was director Carlos Cesar Arbelaez's first film and it showed great promise, (his handling of the children alone is impeccable), but since then he has only made one other film which is a great pity. Of course, this is also a highly political film as you might expect and Arbelaez seamlessly ties together both themes. In the central role of Manuel, Hernan MauricioOcampo is quite superb and the film is beautifully photographed by Oscar Jiminez. Needless to say it wasn't widely distributed on its initial release but it cries out to be discovered.


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