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Breath of Life (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 2 May 2001 (France)
It begins with the tragedy of Armero, during the course investigates the murder of a beautiful woman and on his way some people die in the end a killing and a cemetery. Emerson Roque Fierro,... See full synopsis »

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Luis Ospina
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Fernando Solórzano Fernando Solórzano ... Emerson Roque Fierro, the detective
Flora Martínez ... Golondrina / Pilar, the dead woman
Robinson Díaz Robinson Díaz ... Jacinto, the transvestite
Constanza Duque Constanza Duque ... Irene de Domingo, the mysterious woman
César Mora César Mora ... Magician, the blind man
Álvaro Rodríguez Álvaro Rodríguez ... John Jairo Estupiñán, the police officer
Álvaro Ruiz Álvaro Ruiz ... Medardo Ariza, the politician
Edgardo Román Edgardo Román ... Óscar 'Hammer' López, the boxer
Juan Pablo Franco Juan Pablo Franco ... José Luis Domingo, the bullfighter
César Badillo César Badillo ... Hugo Mora Sastoque, the taxi driver
Jaime Iván Paeres Jaime Iván Paeres ... Fat guy
Frank Beltran Frank Beltran ... Arley
Mónica Campo Mónica Campo ... Bartender
Jaime Andrés Uribe Jaime Andrés Uribe ... Dependant
Rosario Jaramillo Rosario Jaramillo ... Casino employee
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Storyline

It begins with the tragedy of Armero, during the course investigates the murder of a beautiful woman and on his way some people die in the end a killing and a cemetery.

Emerson Roque Fierro, former policeman and private investigator shadowing, investigates the murder of "Golondrina", a beautiful young woman, occurred in a seedy hotel in downtown Bogota. Without knowing who it is, begins to understand their relationships with a motley gallery of men: a corrupt politician, connected to drug trafficking and paramilitary groups, a bullfighter cunning and good for nothing, a boxer fallen on hard times with a force so stupid as rare Lotero intellect and an insightful blind. And in the midst of this, the dark threads entangling power to everyone, and especially the poor Fierro.

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Drama | Thriller

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Colombia | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

2 May 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Soplo de vida See more »

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1.66 : 1
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Interesting proposal
21 February 2000 | by BermudezLievanoSee all my reviews

Soplo de vida is a very interesting film in various ways. It is an ambitious project, thrillers aren't a Colombian speciality but Luis Ospina managed to assemble an interesting screenplay with a very talented cast, led by the always versatile César Mora and the very talented Constanza Duque and Fernando Solórzano. As I said, it is ambitious, but it lacks a certain environment necessary for the film. The essence of Bogota's downtown is captured only partially, but the few holes in the story are well covered by the very unusual and extremely interesting way of narrating, using a series of well-organised and well-conceived flashbacks to tell the story of the prostitute Gaviota.

In summary, a valuable film in Colombian cinema, worth watching and worth recognising as an important step in its director's career.


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