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Rosario Tijeras (2005)

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Medellín, 1989. Antonio brings Rosario to the hospital; she's shot, bleeding badly. Flashbacks, mixed with Antonio's wait at the hospital during her surgery, tell the story: Antonio and ... See full summary »

Director:

Emilio Maillé

Writers:

Marcelo Figueras, Jorge Franco Ramos (novel) (as Jorge Franco)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Flora Martínez ... Rosario Tijeras
Unax Ugalde ... Antonio
Manolo Cardona ... Emilio
Rodrigo Oviedo ... Jonhefe
Alonso Arias Alonso Arias ... Ferney
Alejandra Borrero Alejandra Borrero ... Doña Ruby
Alex Cox ... Donovan
Helios Fernández Helios Fernández ... Viejo
Enrique Sarasola Enrique Sarasola ... Juez
María Teresa Gómez María Teresa Gómez ... Enfermera
Kristina Lilley Kristina Lilley ... Mamá de Emilio
Sebastián Ospina Sebastián Ospina ... Papá de Emilio
Carlos Andrés Cadavid Carlos Andrés Cadavid ... Pato
Catalina Aristizábal Catalina Aristizábal ... Greta
Fabio Restrepo Fabio Restrepo ... Taxista (as Fabio Iván Restrepo)
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Storyline

Medellín, 1989. Antonio brings Rosario to the hospital; she's shot, bleeding badly. Flashbacks, mixed with Antonio's wait at the hospital during her surgery, tell the story: Antonio and Emilio are friends; Emilio attracts women, but is never serious about any until he meets Rosario, who has a mysterious connection to the underworld. Emilio falls for Rosario; she likes him, but she keeps their relationship compartmentalized, apart from her work. Antonio is the loyal friend who slowly falls in love with her and sticks by her in ways Emilio is incapable of. She begins to see that real love might be possible. Is it all moot in Medellín's violent landscape, or is there hope? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity, violence, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Colombia | Mexico | Spain | Brazil

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

12 August 2005 (Colombia) See more »

Also Known As:

Rosario See more »

Filming Locations:

Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is dedicated to Helios Fernández. See more »

Connections

Remade as Rosario Tijeras (2010) See more »

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It's harder to love than killing
6 April 2010 | by alediazvelez30See all my reviews

I live in Medellin, Colombia and i believe this movie truly portraits the reality of many young women in our country, of course this is not in every city or in all Medellin, there is more to Colombia that you see in this movie, it's not all wars, etc. It's a great movie which in my opinion is a good representation of Jorge Franco's book, which is great by the way. It shows not only a reality of Colombian women but of people across the world, who live in their own hells. It's a movie that not only talks about wars, drugs, poverty, etc. but about feelings, about love and hatred and how the books says "amar es mas difícil que matar" it means to love is harder than killing. It is very entertaining and Flora Martinez does a great job, Rosario is what she shoes...beauty, strength, weaknesses. A very interesting character.


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