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American Visa (2005)

After being denied an American visa, a Bolivian professor becomes involved in a web of criminal activities, holds-up the American consulate and falls for a beautiful prostitute from the Bolivian lowlands.

Writers:

Juan Recacoechea (novel), Juan Carlos Valdivia (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Demián Bichir ... Professor Mario Alvarez (as Demian Bichir)
Kate del Castillo ... Blanca
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roberto Barbery Roberto Barbery ... Alfonso
Alberto Etcheverry Alberto Etcheverry
Alejandra Lanza Alejandra Lanza ... Isabel
Claudia Lobo
Carlos Morales Carlos Morales ... Vice Consul
Jorge Ortiz Sánchez Jorge Ortiz Sánchez
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Storyline

After being denied an American visa, a Bolivian professor becomes involved in a web of criminal activities, holds-up the American consulate and falls for a beautiful prostitute from the Bolivian lowlands.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Nominated GOYA Awards Best Foreign Film in Spanish (2007) See more »

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An entertaining film!
1 March 2009 | by vilj-1See all my reviews

I enjoyed watching this film. It is mixture of characters and story-line that, at times, doesn't merge too well. Demian Bichir plays a father that wishes to travel to the USA to see his son, but also to stay there and work. Kate Del Castillo plays the hooker-pole-dancer with the heart of gold who loves her country, Bolivia, in spite of the poverty. One can see on this film, the potential for better roles in the English language for her, like Trade and Under the Same Moon (Bajo la misma Luna). The corruption and the description of the "gringos" in this film is greatly exaggerated, but it will play well with the core audiences. I recommend the film because of its entertainment value. It has good acting, good music and great visuals, to go with a decent story line, if one does not pay too much attention to details.


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Country:

Bolivia | Mexico

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

October 2005 (Bolivia) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.85 : 1
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