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Paper Dove (2003)

Paloma de papel (original title)
Juan, a young man convicted of terrorism, is given amnesty from a Lima prison; he boards a bus to return home and, in his mind's eye, recalls events in his village near Huaraz when he was ... See full summary »

Director:

Fabrizio Aguilar

Writers:

Fabrizio Aguilar, Gianfranco Annichini (contributing writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Callirgos Antonio Callirgos ... Juan
Eduardo Cesti Eduardo Cesti ... Viejo
Aristóteles Picho Aristóteles Picho ... Fermin
Liliana Trujillo Liliana Trujillo ... Domitila
Sergio Galliani Sergio Galliani ... Wilmer
Melania Urbina Melania Urbina ... Yeni
Tatiana Astengo Tatiana Astengo ... Carmen
Jesús Carbajal Jesús Carbajal ... Modesto
Angel Josue Rojas Huaranga Angel Josue Rojas Huaranga ... Pacho
Anaís Padilla Anaís Padilla ... Rosita
Patrocinia Torres Patrocinia Torres ... Abuela
Pold Gastello Pold Gastello ... Zambrano
Emilram Cossío Emilram Cossío ... Osman
Gustavo Cerrón Gustavo Cerrón ... Benigno
Gilberto Torres Gilberto Torres ... Alcalde 1
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Juan, a young man convicted of terrorism, is given amnesty from a Lima prison; he boards a bus to return home and, in his mind's eye, recalls events in his village near Huaraz when he was 10 or 12. His father is long dead, his mother lives with Fermin, secretly a sympathizer with the Communist guerrillas in the hills. Town leaders are assassinated at night. When Juan discovers Fermin's secret, Juan is spirited away to the guerrillas to learn Marxist slogans and how to fight. When the band decides to attack the town to avenge the death of a comrade, Juan must choose. There are no white hats on any side: critical thought without love of life bears no fruit, writes Erich Fromm. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Official Sites:

Jorge Roca-Rey [Peru]

Country:

Peru

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

25 September 2003 (Peru) See more »

Also Known As:

Paper Dove See more »

Filming Locations:

Huaraz, Peru See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Luna Llena Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film was selected to represent Peru at the 2004 Oscars. It did not, however, secure a nomination for Best Foreign-Language Film. See more »

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27 November 2003 | by mariofsSee all my reviews

Paloma de Papel, is a film that narrates the story of a boy living on the highlands of Peru and suffers the effect of terrorism in his community and is later kidnap by these terrorist and then forgotten by society after being taken by the police. Even though there are some mistakes in the direction, i think this movies has achieved to show the effect of terrorism, not in a historical way but in a some kind of metaphor. The acting of the main character was simply OK. But the preformance of the parents and the terrorist girls was great of not spectacular. I believe this movie is a great vision of Peru, the background with the highlands is simply impressive and it makes Peruvians really proud of our country. Latin people should see this movie because we have been affected by terrorism, and other: European and US should also see it to appreciate the greatness of Latin America and Peru.


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