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The Rose Seller (1998)

La vendedora de rosas (original title)
13-year-old Monica leads a street life, making her living by selling flowers to couples in local nightspots, she is joined by 10-year-old Andrea who runs out of her house after her mother ... See full summary »

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Víctor Gaviria
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leidy María 'Lady' Tabares Leidy María 'Lady' Tabares ... Mónica (as Lady Tabares)
Marta Correa Marta Correa ... Judy
Mileider Gil Mileider Gil ... Andrea
Diana Murillo Diana Murillo ... Cachetona
Liliana Giraldo Liliana Giraldo ... Claudia
Yuli García Yuli García
Álex Bedoya Álex Bedoya ... Milton
Elkin Vargas Elkin Vargas ... Anderson
John Fredy Ríos John Fredy Ríos ... Choco
Robinson García Robinson García
Giovanni Quiroz Giovanni Quiroz ... El Zarco
Elkin Rodríguez Elkin Rodríguez ... Don Hector
William Blandón William Blandón
Wilder Arango Wilder Arango
Duván Vásquez Duván Vásquez
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13-year-old Monica leads a street life, making her living by selling flowers to couples in local nightspots, she is joined by 10-year-old Andrea who runs out of her house after her mother beats her. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Country:

Colombia

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

25 August 1998 (Colombia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rose Seller See more »

Filming Locations:

Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

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Dolby

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Color
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Trivia

Lady Tabares and her husband were both sentenced to jail on October 2003, for killing a sicario. See more »

Quotes

Mónica: [about the roses she sells] This are the flowers of love.
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one word: realistic
20 July 2003 | by maorojasSee all my reviews

Some people in Colombia didn't like this movie because it shows the sad reality of the children in the streets, and because there are no professional actors playing the roles of these children but actually homeless kids. Make no mistake, this is a powerful film and no trained actor would touch your heart the way these kids do. The story is, of course, dark, violent and lacking a happy ending, but that's the kind of life the youth endures in the harsh Colombian streets.


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