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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 »

Director:

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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Production Co:

Producciones Filmamento See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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The film's director, 'Victor Gaviria', discovered Tabares in a home for juvenile delinquents, where she had been sent for taking part in a 1993 pizzeria robbery. See more »

Quotes

Mónica: [about the roses she sells] This are the flowers of love.
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amazed and melancholy
13 February 2006 | by corrinne-1See all my reviews

i came upon this film @ the library and comparing the film to the summary given, i was literally taken aback. We are immediately thrown into the fast paced, distracting and intense urban climate in which these children survive. I had some difficulty reading the subtitles and absorbing the story, for the children speak quickly and move swiftly (minus the glue huffing). At times I was questioning whether this film could be part documentary , part true story. the child actors are comfortable around and maturely aware of the camera, their deft improv dialog feels habitual and routine, as if they have and do live this lifestyle. Reminiscent of "CHildren Underground", this film will call to your heart and your curiosity. It amazes me how the children narrowly escape havoc or ruin with every step.

Bravo to this powerful film.


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