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The Strategy of the Snail (1993)

La estrategia del caracol (original title)
A group of tenants living in an old house are confronted with having to move out due to a renovation project the city has undertaken, but decide to unite and come up with a strategy.

Director:

Sergio Cabrera

Writers:

Sergio Cabrera (script), Humberto Dorado | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Fausto Cabrera Fausto Cabrera ... Don Jacinto
Frank Ramírez ... 'Perro' Romero
Delfina Guido Delfina Guido ... Misia Triana, the housekeeper
Vicky Hernández Vicky Hernández ... Doña Eulalia, the pious murderess
Humberto Dorado Humberto Dorado ... Víctor Honorio Mosquera, the owner's lawyer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gustavo Angarita Gustavo Angarita ... Father Luis, the accomplice priest
Antonio Aparicio Antonio Aparicio ... Dimas, the thief
Eduardo Arias Eduardo Arias ... Treasure buyer
Jaime Azcárate Jaime Azcárate ... Bodyguard #2
Salvatore Basile ... Matatigres, the bully
Rosa Virginia Bonilla Rosa Virginia Bonilla ... Doña Concepción, Court secretary
Jairo Camargo Jairo Camargo ... Lieutenant
Ivan Castano Ivan Castano
Mauricio Castano Mauricio Castano ... News operator B
Sain Castro Sain Castro ... Justo, the left-wing militant
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Storyline

A lot of people live in an abandoned house; after many years of quiet living, the owner of the house wants them out. They try whatever they can to avoid being evicted, without success. But one of them thinks of a way of saving, at least, their dignity. Written by <oscar.esteban@p4.virtual.encomix.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

The film was originally envisioned by Ramon Jimeno as an inspiration based on a story he had read in a newspaper, about the removal of tenants in a house whose legal procedure had taken such a long time that by the time the authorities had to intervene they realized that the house no longer existed. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Holguín, the house owner: [Reading the words on the wall, after that the front of the house falls] "Here's your fucking painted house."
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Connections

Referenced in Pastewka: Die Strategie der Schnecke (2006) See more »

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Great movie, another face of poverty
7 January 2002 | by jllantenSee all my reviews

I think it's a great movie. Sergio Cabrera shows another perspective of poverty while showing a funny point of view of a group of poor people fighting against a mafia man. Sergio shows that when people join they may get a relief from normal life and that's very important when you live in a poor country like colombia. Besides, The movie shows the whole thinking of poor people in many distinct areas like religion, loyalty, love, etc.


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Country:

Colombia | Italy | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

25 December 1993 (Colombia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Snail's Strategy See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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