MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 18,547 this week

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

 -  Drama  -  6 May 2011 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 728 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 16 critic

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 »

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 19 Sep 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 17 Aug 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 23 Jan 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 43 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Colors of the Mountain (2010)

The Colors of the Mountain (2010) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Colors of the Mountain.
5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Satanás (2007)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Based on the Mario Mendoza's book and inspired by true events, tells three interconnected stories happening in the eve of the infamous Pozzetto Massacre.

Director: Andrés Baiz
Stars: Damián Alcázar, Blas Jaramillo, Marcela Mar
A Ton of Luck (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Based on a true story, a group of 147 overworked and underpaid Colombian soldiers find the treasure they didn't seek; $46 million. The film is a surreal black comedy and follows 4 of the ... See full summary »

Director: Rodrigo Triana
Stars: Diego Cadavid, Juan Sebastián Aragón, Manuel José Chávez
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The world of Salvador, a young and naive petty thief is changed by the arrival of his cousin Angel, an ex-convict in search of easy money, and with a hideout. Salvador gets wrapped up in ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastián Cordero
Stars: Alex Aspiazu, Simon Brauer, Marco Bustos
Whisky (2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When his long-lost brother resurfaces, Jacobo, desperate to prove his life has added up to something, looks to scrounge up a wife. He turns to Marta, an employee at his sock factory, with ... See full summary »

Directors: Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll
Stars: Andrés Pazos, Mirella Pascual, Jorge Bolani
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Based on Gabriel García Márquez's novel, this is the unsettling story of 13-year-old noble Sierva and the dog bite that changes her life forever. Abandoned, displaced, in the midst of a ... See full summary »

Director: Hilda Hidalgo
Stars: Pablo Derqui, Eliza Triana, Jordi Dauder
La Playa DC (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Tomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country's Pacific coast pushed out by the war, faces the difficulties of growing up in a city if exclusion and racism. When Jairo, his younger... See full summary »

Director: Juan Andrés Arango Garcia
Stars: Luis Carlos Guevara, Jamés Solís, Andrés Murillo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Karen discovers, after 10 years of marriage, she has left behind her dreams devoting herself to home chores and realizes it has been a mistake that cost her her youth. She decides then to ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriel Rojas Vera
Stars: Edgar Alexen, Emerson Rodríguez, Margarita Rosa Gallardo
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A lot of people live in an ocupated house; after many years of quiet living, the owner of the house wants them out. They try whatever they can to avoid being put out, without sucess. But ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Cabrera
Stars: Fausto Cabrera, Frank Ramírez, Delfina Guido
Choco (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Jhonny Hendrix
Stars: Esteban Copete, Karent Hinestroza, Sebastián Mosqueira
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Polar Bears in Hudson Bay struggle in a green world. Up close and Personal, originally shot all on native 3D.

Director: Sarah Robertson
Stars: David Suzuki
Crime | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Rodrigo, a poor and troubled teenager in the barrios of Medellin, Colombia, struggles to find hope in a world ravaged by violence and chaos. An aspiring drummer in a punk band, he uses his ... See full summary »

Director: Víctor Gaviria
Stars: Ramiro Meneses, Carlos Mario Restrepo, Jackson Idrian Gallego
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Taxi driver Jose begins his night shift bent on revenge after his brother's murder at the hands pf a violent gang. But when an accident brings him unexpectedly closer to his party-girl fare... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Navas
Stars: Gloria Montoya, Quique Mendoza, Juan Miguel Silva
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

6 May 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kolorowe wzgórza  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Colombia's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

From the Minds of Children
19 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Los Colores de la Montaña (The Colors of the Mountain) is one of the more delicate and sophisticated films to deal with warring factions in South American countries to come along in a long time. Written and directed by newcomer Carlos César Arbeláez this story is wise because it explains the work through the eyes of children: perhaps that is the best way to understand the conflicts that flood the planet at present.

Set is the lush and picturesque mountains of Colombia, we gradually discover through the games of the children that there are two factions struggling for power in this remote area - the military of the government and the reactive guerrillas. Manuel (Hernán Mauricio Ocampo) is eight and loves soccer even though his soccer ball is an old collapsed mess of toy. He and his friends Julián (Nolberto Sánchez) and the little albino boy Poca Luz (Hernán Méndez) play soccer anyplace they can. Manuel also tends to his duties as a farmer's son (his father is devoted to him, sharing the chores, and protecting him and his wife and baby from the bilateral dangers of the military and the guerrillas): his parents reward him on his ninth birthday with a new soccer ball and gloves. Very proud, Manuel shares his treasure with his friends but accidentally the ball lands in a minefield (the result of the military invasion) and becomes inaccessible. The boys challenge Poca Luz to retrieve it but he fails. A new teacher comes to the village and brings order to the chaos the children feel. Discovering that Manuel colors pictures of his countryside in his notebook the teacher decides to use his talent that that of his friends to paint over political graffiti smeared on the schoolhouse: she loses her job. Rebel forces and military forces enter the village and families are forced to evacuate - but Manuel manages to recover his treasured new soccer ball in the midst of the senseless fighting the adults of his world are staging. After all, what is really important?!

The acting skills of these children are beautifully straightforward and unforced, thanks to the fine direction of Arbeláez. He manages to tell a tale that is tender, humorous, and meaningful and in the end it is the inherent pure wisdom of children that seems to be the sustaining factor in the little villages of the mountains of Colombia. The lush photography is by Oscar Jimenez. This is a very fine film that has already won awards in festival, but it is a film that is more important that it be shared by a very large audience. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Grady Harp


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Excellent Film 42ndStreetMemories
Blu-Ray for this film? thomaskl
Discuss The Colors of the Mountain (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?