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El silencio de Neto (1994)

| Drama | 1994 (Guatemala)
A boy struggles against his stifling family life during the 1954 Guatemala coup.


Luis Argueta


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Credited cast:
Óscar Javier Almengor Óscar Javier Almengor ... Neto Yepes
Pablo Arenales Pablo Arenales ... Rodrigo
Hector Argueta Hector Argueta ... Deudo dos
Cristina Arqueta Cristina Arqueta ... Nina cinco
Edgar Barillas Edgar Barillas ... Guarda espaldas
Willy Bihr Willy Bihr ... Senor Fuller
Indira Chinchilla Indira Chinchilla ... Nidia
Mildred Chávez Mildred Chávez ... Rosa
Miriam S. De Sosa Miriam S. De Sosa ... Directora del colegio
Julio Diaz ... Eduardo Yepes
Otto Fernández Otto Fernández ... Nuevo Maestro
Rudy García Ochoa Rudy García Ochoa ... Nuevo Juez militar
Elvira Gaytán Elvira Gaytán ... Nina uno
Guillermo Gaytán Guillermo Gaytán ... Padre de Ani
Flavio Gozalez Flavio Gozalez ... Vendedor de periodicos


A boy struggles against his stifling family life during the 1954 Guatemala coup.

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Guatemala 1954. While a nation loses its innocence a boy fights to be heard.




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Guatemala's official submission to the 67th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. See more »


Referenced in Los orígenes del silencio (2005) See more »

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Instant flashbacks About Guatelinda (Recuerdos Instantaneos de Guatelinda)
1 September 2002 | by elmeticheSee all my reviews

As a proud Guatemalan, it was nice to see a movie made by Guatemalan actors and see that Guatemala movie making have a future, all we need is the investors and opportunities, because we got the talent, because we got everything in Guatemala, beauty in the rivers, lakes, mountains, jungle and the city itself, and if we want to go back in time, just go to the Great Tikal, The Pyramids and the Ancient Mayan Ancestry.

These movie kind of remains me of the movie "Summer Of 42" with Jennifer O'neil, Kids trying to jump into puberty and having a good time at the same time, except that in the movie "The Silence Of Neto" instead of a good time, the sea, beach, Neto and the rest of the gang had a hard time trying to have a good time, because of the Hard times Guatemala was having due to the military Coup organized by the United States of America and the C.I.A.

So, my thumbs up for "El Silencio De Neto" or "Neto Silence", and I sure hope we have a chance to see a sequel to this good movie.

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1994 (Guatemala) See more »

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The Silence of Neto See more »

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