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Alsino and the Condor (1982)

Alsino y el cóndor (original title)
PG | | Drama, War | 1982 (Nicaragua)
Alsino, a boy of 10 or 12, lives with his grandmother in a remote area of Nicaragua. He's engulfed in the war between rebels and government troops when a US advisor orders the army to open ... See full summary »

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Miguel Littin
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Stockwell ... Frank
Alan Esquivel Alan Esquivel ... Alsino
Carmen Bunster Carmen Bunster ... Mamabuela
Alejandro Parodi Alejandro Parodi ... Garin
Delia Casanova ... Rosario
Marta Lorena Pérez Marta Lorena Pérez ... Lucia
Reynaldo Miravalles Reynaldo Miravalles ... El Pajarero (as Reinaldo Miravalles)
Marcelo Gaete Marcelo Gaete ... El Leonero
Jan Kees de Rooy Jan Kees de Rooy ... Rohm (as Jam Kees)
Rogelio Blain Rogelio Blain ... Manuel
Raúl Eguren Raúl Eguren ... El Maestro
Carlos Aguirre Calero Carlos Aguirre Calero ... El Cuyi
Luz Amparo Gutiérrez Luz Amparo Gutiérrez ... La Prostituta (as Amparo Gutierrez)
Gustavo Alberto Saballos Gustavo Alberto Saballos ... Sgt. Gonzalez
Ivan Turcios Ivan Turcios ... Etiope
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Alsino, a boy of 10 or 12, lives with his grandmother in a remote area of Nicaragua. He's engulfed in the war between rebels and government troops when a US advisor orders the army to open a staging area by the boy's hamlet. Alsino tries to be a child, climbing trees with a girl, looking through his grandfather's trunk of mementos and trying to fly; he goes to town to sell a saddle, has his first drink and is taken to a brothel. But the war surrounds him. The US advisor takes Alsino on a chopper flight, but he's unimpressed. The soldiers' cruelties awake rebel sympathies in Alsino, and after an army assault backfires, the lad is fully baptized into the conflict. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | War

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Country:

Nicaragua | Cuba | Mexico | Costa Rica

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

1982 (Nicaragua) See more »

Also Known As:

Alsino and the Condor See more »

Filming Locations:

Nicaragua

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Comeback film of American actor Dean Stockwell. See more »

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Nicaragua wants to fly
17 November 2000 | by jaorregoSee all my reviews

Miguel Littin shows to us as by means of the collectivity is possible to reach the freedom. The film is developed in a jungle in Nicaragua, where there is a boy with the name of Alsino that dreams about flying, dreams about being free. The films shows all the ways that Alsino looks for the freedom, beginning with the freedom offered by countries of the first world; later with which Alsino thinks that it is freedom; later with the freedom offered by Capitalism; and finally account that the freedom is only obtained being united to its community, becoming Manuel. Also it is important to emphasize the position that Littin gives the woman, where the sample as it leaves from the fight in the search of the freedom.


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