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Cóndores no entierran todos los días (1984)

In Colombia, from the second half of the nineteenth century, two political parties; The traditional liberal and conservative ¸ fought a series of civil wars for almost one hundred years of ... See full summary »

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Francisco Norden
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Cast

Credited cast:
Frank Ramírez ... Leon Maria Lozano
Isabela Corona ... Dona Gertrudis Potes
Victor Hugo Morant Victor Hugo Morant ... Padre Amaya (as Víctor Morant)
Santiago García Santiago García ... Rosendo Zapata
Luis Chiape Luis Chiape ... Gustavo Gardeazabal
Juan Gentile Juan Gentile ... Andres Santacoloma
Vicky Hernández Vicky Hernández ... Agripina
Antonio Aparicio Antonio Aparicio ... Lamparilla
Carlos Parada Carlos Parada ... Atehortua
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rafael Bohórquez Rafael Bohórquez ... Alvarado
Edgardo Román Edgardo Román ... Indio Arango
Jairo Soto Jairo Soto
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In Colombia, from the second half of the nineteenth century, two political parties; The traditional liberal and conservative ¸ fought a series of civil wars for almost one hundred years of bloodshed in the country. The last of these To know as "La Violencia" ¸ began following the assassination of popular leader Jorge Eliecer Gaitan ¸ The April 9, 1948. That day began a dark period that lasted a decade in which met the key role hired murderers ¸ called "Pajaros" ¸ such as Leon Maria Lozano ¸ The most notorious of all. "The Condor." Written by Diego Alvarez

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Country:

Colombia

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

12 November 1987 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

A Man of Principle See more »

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Greatness in true form
5 April 2003 | by espartacoSee all my reviews

The greatest colombian movie ever made, "Cóndores" is a shining portrait of one of the most violent eras in latinamerican history, brilliantly directed, with class and measure, by Francisco Norden. Frank Ramírez gives an unforgettable performance as León María Lozano, a simple man whose faith to the party and his misconceived principles lead him on a savage killing spree and turn him into the one of the biggest assassins of a violent time. We can sense through him the confusion, the anger and the need for redemption that led to a war that bled and still bleeds Colombia to death. Adapted from a great Colombian novel, this film surpasses its source material and becomes chilling, moving and compelling cinema, an example of what Colombian and Latinamerican cinema can be at its noblest form.


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