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Paraiso Travel (2008)

R | | Drama | 10 July 2009 (USA)
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Love drives two young lovers from Medellin, Colombia to seek fortune in New York City, only to find a harsh reality that will put to test their true love for one another.

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Simon Brand
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Credited cast:
Louis Arcella Louis Arcella ... Ximeno
Angelica Blandon ... Reina
Pedro Capo Pedro Capo ... Giovanny
Raúl Castillo ... Carlos
Aldemar Correa Aldemar Correa ... Marlon
Margarita Rosa de Francisco ... Raquel
Ana de la Reguera ... Milagros Valdez
Alexander Forero Alexander Forero ... Mexican poyero
Tim Gallin ... Cop
Gina Hernandez ... Milagro Family Member
Germán Jaramillo Germán Jaramillo ... Don Hernan
Stina Kalman Stina Kalman ... Waitress (as Christina Kalman)
Ethen Lane Ethen Lane ... Victor
John Leguizamo ... Roger Pena
Eli Massillon ... Menacing man in car
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A young seductive woman named Reina, living in Medellin, Colombia, becomes infatuated with finding fortune in New York City. A young man named Marlon desperately falls in love with this rebellious teen. Entangled in her web of fantasies, Marlon has no other choice but to blindly follow her imposing lead. Driven by their will to reach their dreamland, the two embark on the brutal exodus of the Latin-American immigrants who cross illegally through Mexico. This adventure in narrated by Marlon on his voyage to find his love, his heroine, his Reina. The couple got separated upon arrival in New York and Marlon fueled only by the power of love has been through hell and back trying to find her. This is his story. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Worse than loving you is searching for you.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, brief drug use and some violence | See all certifications »

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Tinto tintero
by Up Bustle and Out
© 2008 EMI-Odeon, S.A.
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Energetic and enjoyable
3 May 2008 | by almontinSee all my reviews

I enjoyed watching Paraiso Travel. The plot line is fairly simple, about the hardships gone through by a Colombian emigrant (Marlon) trying to settle into a gritty-looking New York. Several (clever and quite gripping) flashbacks bring Marlon back to the journey from Medellin to the USA. Though it is simple, it is nonetheless shot with much enthusiasm and with an unbiased approach to the plight of emigrants trying to make it from scratch.

Yes, it is on the whole quite catchy, without too many off-topic errances which frequently marr such films. The film delivers on its depiction of hard-by emigrant families, never allowing itself to wallow into pessimism despite the hero's predicaments, I believe its message is essentially one of hope.

A last note: the ending was in fact very good, a good point for this movie which is worth catching.


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Country:

Colombia | USA

Language:

Spanish | English | French

Release Date:

10 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paraiso Travel - Em Busca do Sonho See more »

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Colombia See more »

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Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$128,813
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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