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Hotel Colonial (1987)

Marco Venieri receives word that his brother Luca, an ex-terrorist turned state's evidence, has killed himself in Columbia. Marco takes the journey to Columbia only to find a country permeated with poverty, corruption, racism and crime.


Cinzia Th. Torrini


Enzo Monteleone (screenplay), Cinzia Th. Torrini (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Savage ... Marco Venieri
Rachel Ward ... Irene Costa
Massimo Troisi ... Werner
Robert Duvall ... Roberto Carrasco / Luca Venieri
Anna Galiena ... Francesca Venieri
Claudio Báez ... Anderson (as Claudio Baez)
Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez ... Linda (as Zaide Gutierrez)
Tariq Hager Tariq Hager ... Luca at 17
Daniel Sommer Daniel Sommer ... Marco at 13
Isela Díaz Isela Díaz ... Indian Child (as Isela Diaz)
Demián Bichir ... Young Hotel Clerk (as Demian Bichir)
Jorge Abraham ... Man in Jail 1 (as Jorge Abrahams)
Rene Pereyra Rene Pereyra ... Man in Jail 2
Carlos De Leon Carlos De Leon ... Old Man in Jail
René Barrera René Barrera ... Bookmaker at Cock Fight (as Rene Barrera)


Marco Veniera goes to Bogota, Columbia to find his brother, Luca who supposedly committed suicide. In his search, he meets fiery and exotic Irene Costa, who leads him into the depths of the Amazon jungle. But it's every man for himself, and brotherly love turns to hatred.

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Adventure | Drama


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Marco Venieri: Why do they call you Werner?
Werner: Sit down, please. Well, because... because my name is Werner. Why?
Marco Venieri: Well, because Werner is a German name.
Werner: I... I know. During the war, eh? During the war, a German, a certain Herbert... uh... a certain Herbert helped my father to escape from the concentration camp the day before his execution. So, in memory of this effort, my father named me Werner.
Marco Venieri: [pause] It seems like they should have called you Herbert.
Werner: Well, because my... my mother didn't like the name Herbert. And ...
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Un mundo para los niños
Music by Pino Donaggio
Lyrics by Pino Donaggio
Published by Legeis Publishing, Inc.
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This is no one's shining moment
17 February 2004 | by jonorrheaSee all my reviews

I think everyone involved with this film used it as a means to get a paid vacation out of the producers. My favorite thing about this film is Robert Duvall's wig-which looks like it is sewn together out of a paint brush (Sonny Crockett's dad meets Sherwin Williams).

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Release Date:

3 January 1987 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Killer Connection See more »

Filming Locations:

Veracruz, Mexico See more »


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