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La gente de la Universal (1991)

This is a dark comedy that takes place in an urban jungle, where each has to ensure its own survival. No one is bad, but all acting for his own benefit and without measure if their actions ... See full summary »

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Felipe Aljure
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Cast

Cast overview:
Álvaro Rodríguez Álvaro Rodríguez ... Diógenes Hernández
Jennifer Steffens Jennifer Steffens ... Fabiola Hernández
Robinson Díaz ... Clemente Hernández
Ani Aristizábal Ani Aristizábal ... Margarita (as Ana María Aristizábal)
Ramón Aguirre Ramón Aguirre ... Gastón, cliente
Aitzpea Goenaga Aitzpea Goenaga ... Begoña
Juana Mendiola Juana Mendiola ... Madre
François Bassile François Bassile ... François
Álvaro Bayona Álvaro Bayona
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This is a dark comedy that takes place in an urban jungle, where each has to ensure its own survival. No one is bad, but all acting for his own benefit and without measure if their actions hurt others. The former Sergeant Diogenes Hernandez owns the Universal, a precarious detective agency private in the Centre of Bogotá, which is based in the same apartment where he and his wife Fabiola inhabit. His nephew, Clemente Fernández, who works at the Agency, maintains a romance with Fabiola, without trying to hurt the feelings of his uncle, but driven by the need to alleviate their empty urban and anonymous man. Written by Diego Alvarez

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That movie really shows the colombian people way of life. Dark humor, hope, death and love in a young country with good people that not deserves their politicians.

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Country:

Spain | UK | Colombia | Bulgaria

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

25 February 1995 (Colombia) See more »

Also Known As:

Ludzie z Uniwersalu See more »

Filming Locations:

Bogotá, Colombia

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The prison scenes were filmed in the National Museum of Colombia. The building where the museum is located, was designed by the Danish architect Thomas Reed in 1850 and built in 1874 as the National Panopticon and served as a prison until 1948 When it was remodeled to become a museum. See more »

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References Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988) See more »

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A masterpiece of black humor.
6 April 1999 | by gosmarSee all my reviews

It reminds me of Bunuel and Almodovar a bit...but this movie tastes different. It doesn't taste like a comedy per se because it is not but it doesn't taste like a drama because it is not either! It's a wonderful blend of silliness and betrayal in a society that condones both of them! The characters move like pieces of chess in a casual yet masterfully directed movie that looks like a match against the darkness and corruption that surround us every day.That's how Colombians survive all the bad stuff that falls on us everyday...smiling!


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