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La pena máxima (2001)

A Colombian man's obsession with an international soccer match between his country and Argentina makes him commit the worst decisions of his life.


Jorge Echeverry
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Enrique Carriazo Enrique Carriazo ... Mariano Concha
Robinson Díaz Robinson Díaz ... Saúl Concha
Sandra Reyes Sandra Reyes ... Luz Dary de Concha
Fernando Arevalo Fernando Arevalo ... Don Pedro
Álvaro Bayona Álvaro Bayona ... 'El gordo' Sanabria
Consuelo Moure Consuelo Moure ... Rosita
Aura Helena Prada Aura Helena Prada ... Rita
Luis Fernando Munera Luis Fernando Munera ... Don Vicente Sanabria
Fernando Solórzano Fernando Solórzano ... Gutiérrez
Gustavo Angarita Gustavo Angarita ... Ramírez
Alicia De Rojas Alicia De Rojas ... Grandma
Ana María Arango Ana María Arango ... Doña Etelvina de Sanabria
Jhon Álex Toro Jhon Álex Toro ... Mortuary guard (as John Álex Toro)
Diego Vélez Diego Vélez ... Uncle
Iván Rodríguez Iván Rodríguez ... Priest


A Colombian man's obsession with an international soccer match between his country and Argentina makes him commit the worst decisions of his life.

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Release Date:

15 June 2001 (Colombia) See more »

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Maximum Penalty See more »

Filming Locations:

Bogotá, Colombia

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Caracol Televisión See more »
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This movie is a shame ... trust me!
16 August 2007 | by Chaves7777See all my reviews

Colombia can gives a lot of beautiful and intelligent films like "La Estrategia del Caracol", "Funeral Siniestro" or "La Primera Noche". I was so excited when i see for the first time "La Pena Maxima"... but after all, i think that is only garbage... not even good performances can save it. This movie is not clever, is not funny... is just the opposite: is ridiculous and unfunny.

The story told us about a man (Enrique Carriazo) who, with his brother, and as a lot of Colombian people, loves soccer (Here, the plot is great, because can treat a great topic) ... one day, in an important soccer encounter, he bets a lot of money which he and his wife (Beautiful Sandra Reyes) have saving for a long, long time. At the same time, he must go to a funeral. What he going to do... to go to the soccer game? ... Please, don't ask! The development of the plot is absurd... and i love absurd movies, but this one is not a good one. Don't makes me laugh. And, after all thats not the point. It doesn't matters if the movie don't makes me laugh, the important is watch a movie that tell us a good story, but this one is no more than pathetic. Watch it then if you dare... sincerely, i prefer play soccer at the park with my friends.

*Sorry for the mistakes...well, if there any.

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