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Karen Cries on the Bus (2011)
"Karen llora en un bus" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  13 May 2011 (Colombia)
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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edgar Alexen ...
Mario
Emerson Rodríguez ...
Alberto (as Emerson Rodríguez Gómez)
Margarita Rosa Gallardo ...
Doña Magda
Maria Leon ...
Consuelo (Karen's mother) (as María León Arias)
Hernán Kaviativa ...
Beggar
Angela León ...
Sandra (as Ángela León Guzmán)
David Guerrero ...
Roberto (English courses)
Julio Cesar Bula Chavarro ...
Restaurant owner (as Julio César Bula)
Martha Osorio ...
Mafe (as Martha Constanza Rodríguez Osorio)
David Orlando Noreña Rodríguez ...
Pedro
María Eugenia Prieto ...
Patricia's mother
Ruth Janneth Mendieta ...
Bookstore manager
Marina Montealegre ...
Shopkeeper
Juan Camilo Cárdenas Obando ...
Man in store 1
Alexander Archila ...
Man in store 2
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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 separate and go in search of a life of its own. With her savings she rents a room in the center of Bogota and tries to get a job, but her age and inexperience makes it difficult. Karen will have to decide between returning to the stability of a relationship or facing life for herself. Written by Anonymous

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Grat simple movie.
26 October 2011 | by (Med, Col) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie, a simple story about a woman in her 30s that finds that she is unhappy with her husband and decides to begin a new life, no matter the sacrifices she has to do.

This movie has a lot of things to highlight, one of the most interesting is the approach to the marriage relation, most of the movies leading with this, portraits the woman as a victim, the husbands are almost a beasts that threats them like an animal, cheating and often physical violence, but this movie not, Karen is unhappy living with her husband, why? We don't know, it simply she is not satisfied, but is not a victim.

The picture is a continuous tribute to Eric Rohmer, is obvious at the beginning of the movie, when Karen is standing in front of a bookstore window and you can see lots of book of the director, and is not only that is the whole movie, a simple story about a woman and her search in life.

The movie is realistic in all its aspects, the location, the characters, the acting. It is settle in Bogotá, but in the real city, not the slump city or the fashion one, the real one where people lives and loves and works, the characters, are ordinary people that has to work, suffer and struggle and the acting reach its highest point of realistic in some scenes when Karen must beg for some money for the bus, it is clear that she made that for real and the sequences was shoot with a hidden Camera.

And other great thing is that the directors knows what he is doing, a simple story about a woman finding happiness in her life, just that, and that is what is shown on the screen, without any manipulations or statements.


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