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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.

Director:

Andrés Baiz

Writers:

Andrés Baiz, Mario Mendoza (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcela Valencia Marcela Valencia ... Alicia
Blas Jaramillo Blas Jaramillo ... Padre Ernesto
Lucia Rengifo Lucia Rengifo ... Señora del Barrio (as Lucía Rengifo)
Isabel Gaona Isabel Gaona ... Irene
Damián Alcázar ... Eliseo
Teresa Gutiérrez Teresa Gutiérrez ... Doña Blanca
Clara Samper Clara Samper ... Librera
María Cecilia Sánchez ... Chica Librería
Hernán Méndez Hernán Méndez ... Ajedrecista
Marcela Mar ... Paola
Carlos Alberto Jiménez Carlos Alberto Jiménez ... Carnicero
Inés Correa Inés Correa ... Hierbera
Andrés Parra ... Pablo
Diego Vásquez Diego Vásquez ... Alberto
Alejandro Sepulveda Alejandro Sepulveda ... Guardia Celda (as Alejandro Sepúlveda)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

¿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)

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Colombia | Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1 June 2007 (Colombia) See more »

Also Known As:

Satan See more »

Filming Locations:

Bogotá, Colombia

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$182,088
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Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Andrés Baiz stated that he wrote 8 different cinematographic versions of Mario Mendoza's book and kept writing during filming. See more »

Soundtracks

Balada dark
Written by Gonzalo Sagarmínaga, Ricardo Ortiz, Jorge Pizarro and Kai Vantongeren
Performed by Delux Club
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7 July 2014 | by SpannersGerm669See all my reviews

To start off with, this movie isn't for the faint of heart. This is a raw portrayal in what society has become. How some of us can be put on the outer, how we feel like we don't fit in, and what someone will do once all the frustration has come to boiling point.

This is a very scary film. Its from the perspective of three characters, whose stories ultimately intertwine in a very tragic finale. A War veteran English teacher who lives with his mother and feels like he has no purpose. A young female who works for a syndicate who specialize in robbing men at nightclubs, and a priest who is disillusioned with the life he has chosen.

None of these stories are feel good, but feel to have much more of a purpose than simply depressing the audience. Brilliant performances from the actors allow the viewer to invest time in their dilemmas, that most can relate to.

The inevitable time bomb is what makes you feel that the whole experience is tragic, but a message that can't be ignored, especially in a world where these sorts of tragedies happen far too often!

Brilliant cinema that everyone should check out!


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