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Addictions and Subtractions (2004)

Sumas y restas (original title)
During the 1980s in Medellín, Santiago, an engineer, gets involved in drug traffic to make a quick buck.


Víctor Gaviria
8 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Juan Carlos Uribe Juan Carlos Uribe ... Santiago Restrepo
Fabio Restrepo Fabio Restrepo ... Gerardo 'Reflujo'
Fredy York Monsalve Fredy York Monsalve ... El Duende
María Isabel Gaviria María Isabel Gaviria ... Paula
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hernán Alvarez ... Loco de la 'cocina'
Alonso Arias Alonso Arias ... La Liebre
Alejandro Baena Alejandro Baena ... Secuestrador
José Vicente Barrios José Vicente Barrios ... Papá de Santiago
David Ruiz Bascaran David Ruiz Bascaran ... El Chef
Julian Bustamante Julian Bustamante ... El Chinche
Carlos Chiquillo Carlos Chiquillo ... Músico vallenatero
Humberto Cossio Humberto Cossio ... 'Chuleta'
Angela Davila Angela Davila ... Novia de Leopoldo #2
Mauricio Duque Mauricio Duque ... Piloto
Juan Manuel Escobar Juan Manuel Escobar ... Bebé de Santiago


During the 1980s in Medellín, Santiago, an engineer, gets involved in drug traffic to make a quick buck.

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It's not the same drug dealing story
8 October 2005 | by dajara62See all my reviews

Some times I heard negative comments about this movie. People who dislike it, argue that we have already seen lots of histories like this one before. And it might be true, but it is exactly what gives me a point of reference to judge this production objectively.

Many things have been said about drug trafficking, but I have never seen a closest approach to the essence and the beginning of the problem. An extraordinary representation of Medellín in the 80's, whit every little detail. Once more, Gaviria leads whit natural actors, obtaining great results on the interpretation of this complicated roles that in my opinion can not really be played by professional or foreign actors, as we could see what recently happened whit Unax Ugalde in Rosario Tijeras.

If you think you know every thing about drug dealing, or if you are Colombian and think that it is a distant problem, or you think it is not your problem, why don't you take a look at this really interesting movie, and by the way give a little support to Víctor Gaviria, that after almost three years whit many budget problems, could finish in great way whit this film.

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Release Date:

29 September 2005 (Colombia) See more »

Also Known As:

Addictions and Subtractions See more »

Filming Locations:

Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia


Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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