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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 »

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Cast

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

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

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The film is dedicated to Helios Fernández. See more »

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Remade as Rosario Tijeras (2010) See more »

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I feel love
Performed by Adassa
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Good movie, but could have been a bit better
11 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Just saw this movie in Buga, Colombia. Not being a native speaker it was a bit hard for me to understand all the dialogues - especially the street slang of the hired killers. In my opinion Unax Ugalde did a very good acting job, but then again I didn't notice his poor paisa accent. The first part really was excellent. I loved the way the movie jumped back and forward in time, which added greatly to the suspension. It's a pity that the movie seemed to loose some of its direction in the second half. Still a memorable picture, and hopefully it'll get the international distribution it deserves. Does anybody know if there's a release planned in Europe or elsewhere?


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