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Rodrigo D: No futuro (1990)

Rodrigo and his friends are bored teenagers living in Medellin. Rodrigo wants to start a punk band. The youths mainly loaf around the hillside shanty towns and, for kicks, steal a bike or car, or shoot someone.


Víctor Gaviria


Víctor Gaviria
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Credited cast:
Ramiro Meneses Ramiro Meneses ... Rodrigo D
Carlos Mario Restrepo Carlos Mario Restrepo ... Adolfo
Jackson Idrian Gallego Jackson Idrian Gallego ... Ramon
Vilma Díaz Vilma Díaz ... Vilma
Óscar Hernández Óscar Hernández
Irene de Galvis Irene de Galvis
Wilson Blandón Wilson Blandón ... Alacran
Leonardo Favio Sánchez Leonardo Favio Sánchez ... Burrito
Johana Hernández Johana Hernández
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Iván Amaya Iván Amaya ... Víctima de robo
Nohemí Arango Nohemí Arango ... Dona Nohemí
Omar Arroyave Omar Arroyave ... Músico Punkero
Dora Cano Dora Cano ... Cuñada
Albeiro Cardona Albeiro Cardona ... Hermano menor
Piedad Castro Piedad Castro ... Metalera
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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 music to try to drive the despair out of his head. Written by Brett Davis <mitova@earthlink.net>

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First feature film directed by Víctor Gaviria. See more »


As most common sources tend to establish, the film credits Sid Vicious' version of "My Way" to his band The Sex Pistols but in fact it's only Vicious with other musicians who recorded the track. See more »

Crazy Credits

The film closes with the following statement: This film is dedicated to memory of John Galvis, Jackson Gallego, Leonardo Sánchez and Francisco Marin, actors in this film, who died before the age of 20 in the absurd violence of Medellín. So that at least their images last the normal lifespan of a human being. See more »


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"Lost Are We All" - Rodrigo D movie line
5 May 2013 | by david1765See all my reviews

Rodrigo D is not the best film ever made, it even has some glitches and in the version that I watched a character gets murdered in two different scenes (a confusing screw up). But this is what makes the film so authentic, the actors are natural residents of the slums basically acting themselves, and in reality many die before the movie is even featured.

The slums are just a labyrinth of houses made from whatever material, and people just seem to walk from the steps to the roofs thanks to its disorganized assembly. Many of the rooftops are bare; this was to continue building in the future and rent the subsequent floors, but most roofs remained bare for the coming years. Pure authenticity portraying the internal feelings most higher classes and foreigners take for cold blooded assassins.

If you are having a hard time understanding the scenes, or are looking for the movie online to watch with English subtitles, there's a good article post on Hubpages with the entire movie explained in English. Its called: "Rodrigo D No Futuro Complete Movie Online and Critic Review (with English subtitles)"

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Release Date:

11 January 1991 (USA) See more »

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Rodrigo D: No Future See more »

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Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

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