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Crossing a Shadow (2007)

Una sombra al frente (original title)
The story centers on Enrique Aet (Diego Bertie), the eldest child of well-to-do Lima family whose engineer father died in 1886 when Enrique was 10. 21 years later, he has followed his ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Diego Bertie Diego Bertie ... Enrique Aet
Vanessa Saba ... Doris Beltrán
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Darío Abad Darío Abad
Milena Alva Milena Alva ... Guillermina Aet
Nidia Bermejo Nidia Bermejo ... Jacinta
Cécica Bernasconi Cécica Bernasconi ... María Cristina
Gianfranco Brero Gianfranco Brero ... Joaquín Cañedo
Carlos Carlín Carlos Carlín
Rossana Fernández Maldonado Rossana Fernández Maldonado ... Rosa Aet
Alberto Isola Alberto Isola ... Don Beltrán
Gonzalo Molina Gonzalo Molina ... Oswaldo Aet
Lorena Navarro Lorena Navarro ... Anita
Pierina Pirotta Pierina Pirotta
Alex Prato Alex Prato ... Young Enrique Aet (as Arturo Muñoz Prato)
Wendy Vasquez Wendy Vasquez


The story centers on Enrique Aet (Diego Bertie), the eldest child of well-to-do Lima family whose engineer father died in 1886 when Enrique was 10. 21 years later, he has followed his father's calling and heads a road project into the Amazonian jungle, the goal being nothing less than to unite the country.

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

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Good quality Peruvian film
5 February 2010 | by dg-opSee all my reviews

Peruvian film industry is far from being big. Ten, maybe twenty movies per year. However, and here is the difference between other industries such as the Argentinian or Mexican ones, most of its tittles are usually good, being awarded in Latinamerican festivals and some European ones.

This happens with Una sombra al frente, by Augusto Tamayo. Not only he releases a movie passing all the inconveniences of working in a difficult industry in Peru. He also gives a fine look at the life of imaginary character Enrique Aet, based on the real life of Tamayo's grandfather.

With a general good cast' performance (no acting is great, but almost every actor does accurately its job), the movie has as a strong suit its technical quality (photography, art direction, and music), earning recognition for having worked with a small budget. Specially, consider the fantastic technical approach Tamayo has made to the historical context using as filming locations the most important streets of the Historic Centre of Lima, declared by UNESCO as World's Heritage

It is not perfect, but it fulfilled my expectations, having won at Cartagena film festival in Colombia. Consider that Una sombra al frente is just his second job. We still have to see more from him.

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13 September 2007 (Peru) See more »

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Lima, Peru See more »


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