The neighborhood La Estrella, in Bogotá, is inhabited by families displaced by the violence. Before the event which is the arrival of the electric light, that night there is a celebration. ...
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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 ... See full summary »
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Juan Sebastián Aragón,
Manuel José Chaves
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Jaime Osorio Gómez
María Cristina Gálvez
Rodrigo and his friends are bored teenagers living in Medellin. Rodrigo wants to start a punk band. The youths mainly loaf around the hillside shanty towns and, for kicks, steal a bike or car, or shoot someone.
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Jackson Idrian Gallego
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Daniel Giménez Cacho,
The neighborhood La Estrella, in Bogotá, is inhabited by families displaced by the violence. Before the event which is the arrival of the electric light, that night there is a celebration. Cristancho and Brochero families, neighbors, friends and leaders of La Estrella, will be involved in a series of incidents and jokes.Written by
In Colombia most of the people don't believe in Colombian cinema. Long decades with a few numbers of productions with poor technique quality make them to hesitate when a new film appears. Even some famous titles as Rodrigo D: no futuro and La vendedora de rosas (The rose seller) both directed by the talent Victor Gaviria or La Estrategia del caracol by Sergio Cabrera, are not enough to make them change their minds and decide to go again to the theater. Another ones, more sadly, don't want to watch the pictures because of the `reality' they say those films show. No matter the reason, they do not know that they are losing the opportunity of appreciate wonderful works that are something more than `reality'. The new film `Like cat and mouse' (como el gato y el ratón) presents by a new filmmaker called Rodrigo Triana gets a very good impression. The first thing is the excellent sound quality maybe the best problem to all Colombian pictures. The story is very strong and the characters are so well developed that is almost as if we were living in that suburb. To those Colombians who accuse the filmmakers of show the worst part of the situation is impossible to deny this story is almost history. The topic about a community without energy after many years of living in an illegal place is normal in Colombia. Bogotá, the capital of the country, has many suburbs as in the picture where any person must walks a lot to get the bus or to acquire the common water. The film is almost a documental as Martha Rodriguez and Jorge Silva did in 70`s but now, the humor appears all the time. The actors and actresses are very sensitive and they walk in those poor houses as if themselves were the builders. The language they use is similar to the country people and ordinary people. The urban culture as a part of the old country culture is showed in the way people celebrate common parties or religious one. The camera movements let the public participate the situation as if they be there. The finally phrase is more sad because we know it comes late: `venimos a poner los contadores de la luz' (worker says: we come to put the energy counter). The whole situation could be avoided but the lack of government is so obvious that the insignificant problem grows till come all the people to kill each other. Even the only one who tries to make something logic or reasonable has to get a weapon in order to get it. The picture is so well made that happiness is the less we can feel but the situation is so near to real Colombian life that nobody can go out the theater without a sour taste. In the show I was somebody aplaussed after the end and I can get why.the applause was to the director who can show sincerely the hard reality with an honest film but is difficult to accept that miserable act the young did: he seduced the daughter's neighbors to vengeances his family and happily he shouts it to them ahead all the neighborhood. I am a Colombian citizen and as a cinema lover I can write that it is a wonderful film that shows clearly the Colombian situation without to invent too much
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