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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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Cast

Credited cast:
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 Eli Massillon ... Menacing man in car
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

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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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 »

Filming Locations:

Colombia See more »

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Box Office

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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Paraiso
by Fonseca
© 2008 EMI-Odeon, S.A.
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Yet another mind opening movie? Maybe yes, maybe not
11 May 2008 | by morisnSee all my reviews

First of all, I'm not a movie critic. In fact, this is my first comment on a movie, EVER. So then, why do I dare giving my opinion about this film? Well, first of all, I can say that I admire the boldness in which some movies are made and/or written by Colombians (?) in later years, that includes soap operas that break the common poor girl rich guy schema of traditional Latin American series. As an example, 'Cafe con Aroma de Mujer', the only soap I actually watched (and I am NOT a soap opera fan) in which actress Margarita de Francisco played a great role. I have no less than praise for her in this movie. Ana de La Guerra was also great. Now, but the reason why I write my comments is because I see this movie as yet another eye opener for so many latinos that are looking forward to that 'Paraiso' and give anything (literally) in order to reach the land of opportunities. Even though the movie is far from being a documentary which is not intended to be anyways, and even though I was fortunate enough to migrate to North America legally so I don't really know what happens when you venture north this way, to me, the movie portrays the true crude reality that people face when they decide to come illegally, which is far from being a joy ride. Anyhow, but because I'm not here to judge anyone, I'd just like to mention that this movie as bold as it is to me, it's a good project that I see as the reality of not only the hardship most latinos face when traveling in such conditions but also a lost of the innocence when polluted by the differences in cultures they find once in the new land. Now this guy Marlon was lucky enough to find a heartwarming paisana, wife of whom initially completely rejected any help. But that's actually another story. But also the movie shows that this was the land that turned sassy, sexy, witty Reina into someone totally unexpected for him. That could've happened anywhere in the world though, even in their home Medellin. He was indeed, bait of her hidden ambition. Well, Have I said too much already? Maybe. Enjoy it!


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