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 »
Leidy María 'Lady' Tabares,
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.
Carlos Mario Restrepo,
Jackson Idrian Gallego
Amparo flees the convent and lands in a marginal neighborhood at her sister's house. Cousin Libardo becomes infatuated with Amparo, forcing her to live under his roof; the Animal's family, ... See full summary »
Tito Alexander Gomez,
A lot of people live in an abandoned house; after many years of quiet living, the owner of the house wants them out. They try whatever they can to avoid being evicted, without success. But ... See full summary »
Two friends meet and are seduced by sensuous hit woman Rosario Tijeras. Full of hatred, violence is her way of life. The trio loose themselves in a passionate love triangle where the pain of love will be confused with that of death.
A body is discovered impaled on a stake near a scenic lake near Bogota. A journalist tries to find what happened. With a friend, they set about to find the cause of the crime and uncover an... See full summary »
Daniel Giménez Cacho,
Based on a true story, a group of 147 overworked and underpaid Colombian soldiers find the treasure they didn't seek; $46 million. The film is a surreal black comedy and follows 4 of the ... See full summary »
Juan Sebastián Aragón,
Manuel José Chaves
This is a dark comedy that takes place in an urban jungle, where each has to ensure its own survival. No one is bad, but all acting for his own benefit and without measure if their actions ... See full summary »
Manuel, 9, has an old ball with which he plays football every day in the countryside. He dreams of becoming a great goalkeeper. His wishes seem set to come true when Ernest, his father, ... See full summary »
None of the actors in this movie had any previous experience in acting. See more »
Realism partially saves an otherwise wasted cliché
Besides the fact that once more a film about Colombia uses as its only resort the many times told story of Medellin's drug related violence during the 1980's, the film's unfortunate failing is the lack of adequate technical resources. If one can survive the monotony of unintelligible and intense sound, wild camera movements and jumpy edition, it is possible to recognize that Gaviria does succeed in insufflating credibility into the characters represented by natural actors, and does well in grasping the mood of the historic moment in which the plot takes place.
The story specially the first thirty minutes is utterly predictable and unbearably dull. The slang all along is unnecessarily heavy and boring. Despite all this, at the end one can have the vague sensation that, thanks to the interesting touch of realism and to the good job in actors' direction, the time spent in watching the movie was not completely wasted.
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