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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.

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Juan Recacoechea (novel), Juan Carlos Valdivia (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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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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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Country:

Bolivia | Mexico

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

October 2005 (Bolivia) See more »

Also Known As:

Американская виза See more »

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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US Premier AFI Film Festival Latin Series, Nov. 8 2006 See more »

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Very close to reality
15 February 2006 | by alezannierSee all my reviews

I liked this movie, I haven't seen many national films, but the ones I've seen haven't been very good or real. This one on the other hand, I believe, reflects very well reality. I've been there... asking for an American Visa and even though I only wanted to visit the country I did feel like they were treating me as a criminal, and I know many stories of people who are desperate for getting a Visa. The actors did a very good job, and I appreciate the effort they put into the accents even though they weren't perfect. It was a simple storyline, but sometimes that works in movies. The characters were very believable and it was easy to relate to them.


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