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Don't Tell Anyone (1998)

No se lo digas a nadie (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 16 July 1998 (Peru)
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Based on the alleged autobiography of gay peruvian talk show host Jaime Bailey. Joaquin, a young man from the high class of Lima, deals with problems concerning his sexual identity as a ... See full summary »

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Jaime Bayly (novel), Jaime Bayly (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Santiago Magill ... Joaquín Camino
Christian Meier ... Gonzalo
Lucía Jiménez ... Alejandra
Giovanni Ciccia ... Alfonso
Vanessa Robbiano Vanessa Robbiano ... Prostitute
Carlos Fuentes Carlos Fuentes ... Gerardo
Gianfranco Brero Gianfranco Brero ... University Professor
Carlos Tuccio Carlos Tuccio ... Sacerdote Confesor
Anibal Zamora Anibal Zamora ... Transvestite
Emilram Cossío Emilram Cossío ... Dioni
Jorge Lopez Cano Jorge Lopez Cano ... Proprietor of the Bordello
Alonso Alegría Alonso Alegría ... Sacerdote
Gerardo Ruiz Gerardo Ruiz ... Jorge
Johnny Mendoza Johnny Mendoza ... Comprador de Droga
Javier Echevarría Javier Echevarría ... Rector de Universidad
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Based on the alleged autobiography of gay peruvian talk show host Jaime Bailey. Joaquin, a young man from the high class of Lima, deals with problems concerning his sexual identity as a child, then as a teenager pressured by his macho snobbish father, then as an independent lazy pot-smoking college student, and later as a cocaine addict in Lima and Miami. Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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Probarlo todo no es suficiente. See more »

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Gonzalo: It's like a vegetarian meal, nice and soft, but after you are done you just want to have a piece of meat!
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Running From Yourself
8 May 2001 | by mermattSee all my reviews

Santiago Magill does an excellent job playing the main character as a frightened boy, a confused teenager, a drifter, and finally a "normal" person. All along the way, he is at war with himself. He hates the fact that he is gay in a world full of all sorts of bigotry including homophobia, a world of Hemingway's "macho code" (fighting, hunting, drinking, having sex), and a world that pretends to be dedicated to God when it is really nothing but a sham.

There are numerous surprises in the film for the young hero as well as for the audience. Many surprises come from the ironies involved in putting up a false-front of honesty to hide falsehoods. We see how drugs and manipulations are used to hide from everyone -- including one's true self. The ending is an ironic surprise too.

This is a bittersweet story of a man coming to terms with himself -- if, in fact, he does. The film is well-made and worth watching. Too bad it didn't get wider distribution in theaters, but now it can be enjoyed on video and DVD. If you get the chance, see it. It's a funny, sad, and gripping story of not telling anyone who you are.


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Peru | Spain

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16 July 1998 (Peru) See more »

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Lima, Peru See more »

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1.85 : 1
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