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The humble and hardworking Orodoto Balbuena finally gets an opportunity of realizing his lifelong dream of reaching New York and living the "American Dream", but soon finds out that things aren't as pretty as he thought.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luisito Martí ... Balbuena
Caridad Ravelo ... Nancy
Raúl Carbonell ... Fellito
Rafael Villalona ... Pedro
Joel Garcia ... Juan Carlos
Randolph Feliz ... Police Officer
Alfonso Zayas ... Chef
Bersaida Vega ... Xiomara
Rosalba Rolon ... Matilde
Manny Gironny ... Consul
Ledesma ... 'El Flaco'
Rafael Decena ... Chico
Graciela Mas ... Teresita
Carlota Carretero ... Natalia
Fermín Suárez ... Policia
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The story of a humble widowed man named Ordoto Balbuena, who is in a difficult economic situation as he is jobless. He meets with a friend called Fellito who promises to take him to New York. Despite his doubts, Balbuena is convinced that everything will be fine. Balbuena then goes to New York and live the "American Dream". But he then realizes that the United States is not how he imagined at all. Written by Emphinix

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16 August 1995 (Dominican Republic)  »

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Por fin llego Balbuena  »

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$984,681
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Official submission of the Dominican Republic for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 68th Academy Awards in 1996. See more »

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Fellito: Reaching New York... is like reaching glory.
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Featured in Un Rollo en la Arena (2005) See more »

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Cuando Tú Vuelvas
Performed by Sonia Silvestre
Composed by Alexis Casado
Co-Author: Pin Bencosme
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Nueba Yol
6 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

Because of a lack of funding, Nueba Yol is not a very well made film. Although the main character, Balbuena, is quite likable, the film is lacking in multiple elements. There is a bit of confusion as to how certain events come about and a good amount left unanswered at the end. The concept of the movie, a Dominican wanting to move to New York and find a new life, is good and it is relatable in that many people find their dreams turn out differently than expected, but it is not well carried out. As a Dominican film it isn't bad and many Dominicans love it, but showing it to an American audience will evoke a less than desirable response.


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