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Satanás (2007)

Based on the Mario Mendoza's book and inspired by true events, tells three interconnected stories happening in the eve of the infamous Pozzetto Massacre.

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Marcela Valencia ... Alicia
Blas Jaramillo ... Padre Ernesto
Lucia Rengifo ... Señora del Barrio (as Lucía Rengifo)
Isabel Gaona ... Irene
... Eliseo
Teresa Gutiérrez ... Doña Blanca
Clara Samper ... Librera
María Cecilia Sánchez ... Chica Librería
Hernán Méndez ... Ajedrecista
... Paola
Carlos Alberto Jiménez ... Carnicero
Inés Correa ... Hierbera
Andrés Parra ... Pablo
Diego Vásquez ... Alberto
Alejandro Sepulveda ... Guardia Celda (as Alejandro Sepúlveda)
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Three parallel stories that occur in the eve of the infamous Pozzetto Massacre, involving a femme-fatal that cons on rich men, a priest who's in love with his housekeeper and a tired-of-life veteran of war who has become a teacher and desires one of his female students. Three characters looking for love, redemption and second chances in a world reigned by their own fears, temptations, passions and pains, which will end up in a trigger effect of tragic events. Written by ivanreina

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¿Crees en el dolor, en el perdón, en el destino? No importa en qué creas. Terminarás enfrentándolo (Do you believe in pain, in forgiveness, in fate? No matter what you believe in. You'll end up facing it)

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Rated R for strong violence including a brutal rape, sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Colombia's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008). See more »

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Written by Gonzalo Sagarmínaga, Ricardo Ortiz, Jorge Pizarro and Kai Vantongeren
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Satanás insults my intelligence and my artistic taste, and my desire to be at awe in front of a work of art.
7 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

As a Colombian proud of my country, I find it depressing and pathetic that most Colombian films have nothing to show but the most horrible human atrocities without any artistic purpose to back them up. Both the author of the book, on which the movie is based, and the director, demonstrate their absolute inability to reach the public without using morbid and sickening situations where human compassion or any redeeming qualities are completely inexistent. On top of the fact that the book is based on a horrifying real story that took place in Bogotá 21 years ago, the author adds upsetting characters and situations (including one of the most horrible rape scenes I have ever seen, children murdered by their own mother, child molestation, kidnapping, robbing, prostitution, street and domestic violence, etc, etc, etc.) that are made up and not connected to the real story, and fulfill no artistic purpose. The director does not use one of the most interesting qualities of cinematography, which is its capacity to "suggest" ideas or emotions, without having to show "literally" every single detail of those horrible situations. There is no artistic complexity in this film and the connections between the characters are absolutely arbitrary. I am no baby for violent or grotesque films in fact I admire and respect many movies that are very violent (say Pulp Fiction for example) because there is more to it than just the crude situations. Satanás insults my intelligence and my artistic taste, and my desire to be at awe in front of a work of art.


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