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Días de Santiago (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama | 30 September 2004 (Peru)
Santiago, a retired soldier who fought for his country, Peru, find it hard to adjust back to society while dealing with PTSD and family problems.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pietro Sibille ... Santiago Roman
Milagros Vidal ... Andrea
Marisela Puicón ... Elisa
Ricardo Mejía ... Papa
Lili Urbina ... Mama
Alheli Castillo ... Mari
Ivy La Noire ... Inés
Erick García ... Coco
Giselle Bedón ... Rita
Ana María Roca-Rey ... Jimena (as Ana Maria Roca Rey)
... Sandra
Juan Durán ... Loco taxi
Mario Martínez ... Mario
Sandro Calderón ... Sandro Castro
Igor Moreno ... Igor Merino


Santiago, a retired soldier who fought for his country, Peru, find it hard to adjust back to society while dealing with PTSD and family problems.

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Days of Santiago  »

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Great film from Peru
27 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

I visited the world premiere of this film at the Rotterdam Film Festival in The Netherlands, and I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't know anything about the film, except that it was from Peru. It turned out to be a very striking, powerful movie; mixing beautiful visuals with a simple story.

The film's about a young man, Santiago. He has served his time in the military, and the violence he has seen and experienced has affected him deeply. His whole generation has the same problem: they are veterans (but they're only 20-something years old) and have no work. Many of his friends turn to crime, but not Santiago. He starts to work as a taxidriver in Lima, and the camera follows him several days. (the movie translates as 'Days of Santiago') We see how he deals with the world. Santiago is extremely paranoid and doesn't know how to interact with people. He meets a lot of girls, but doesn't know what to do or say. His experiences in the army, although they are never shown in flashback, have left marks.

The film is visually original; color mixes with black-and-white. But this is no gimmick, it helps to illustrate the inner struggle of Santiago.

The acting is superb, especially from Pietro Sibille as Santiago.

The story is based on real life experiences from a veteran, and many things really happened. The director, Josue Mendez, who was present at the Rotterdam Film Festival, explained that there are lots of guys like Santiago in Peru, a whole 'lost generation', forced in joining the military at a young age, and having a hard time dealing with society when they return. However, a large part of the film focuses on Santiago's family, and that part is entirely fictional. Of course, you can't help but thinking about 'Taxi driver', Scorsese's famous movie, which also centers around a taxi driver who has emotional problems and can't deal with the world. However, the films are incomparable, because the style and substance are very different. 'Dias de santiago' will probably never be as well-known as 'Taxi driver', but it certainly deserves to be. See it, when you have the chance.

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