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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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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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Trivia

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

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Mónica: [about the roses she sells] This are the flowers of love.
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A window into the lives of Colombia's street girls.
17 October 2002 | by cineman2See all my reviews

La Vendedora de Rosas is a companion piece to Victor Gaviria's 1990 Rodrigo D:no futuro, about the lives of street boys from Medellin,Colombia. Vendedora focuses on girls equally affected by poverty, ignorance, abuse and neglect. It earns a place next to Mira Nair's Salaam Bombay and Hector Babenco's Pixote, excellent urban youth films in the tradition of Bunuel's Los Olvidados. Vendedora does not shy away from depicting the effects of drugs, violence, and family dysfunction while allowing for brief moments of tenderness and solidarity, even joy. Gaviria has enlisted street kids in enacting events from their daily lives, during 48 hours preceding Christmas. The film refuses to cheapen their plight with plot contrivances or stylistic flourishes. The spanish spoken is specific to the youth of Medellin, a welcome challenge to most native speakers. The fate of the characters evolves naturally from earlier scenes, without being predictable. I recommend La Vendedora de Rosas to anybody who considers film a window to the world of folks we wouldn't otherwise be able to access and an opportunity to understand it.


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