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Yuniol (2007)

Two young men (one poor, the other rich) are partnered to study for a college application exam. Both will witness class differences first-hand.


Alfonso Rodríguez




Cast overview, first billed only:
Shalim Ortiz ... Yuniol
Frank Perozo ... Junior
Hemky Madera ... Pepe
Charytin Charytin ... Aurora (as Charytin Goico)
Milly Quezada Milly Quezada ... Tata
Cuquín Victoria Cuquín Victoria ... Alberto
Sharlene Taulé ... Larissa
Nashla Bogaert Nashla Bogaert ... Carmen
Grecia Berrido Grecia Berrido ... Maria
Rene Castillo Rene Castillo ... Yeyo
Miguel Alcantara Miguel Alcantara ... El Tomblin
Danilo Reynoso Danilo Reynoso ... Grande Liga
Carmen Rodríguez Carmen Rodríguez ... Estephanie (as Carmen Rodriguez II)
Zuleika Vargas Zuleika Vargas ... Gianna
Milagros Rosado Milagros Rosado ... Titi


"Yuniol" Perez (Shalim Ortiz) and Alberto "Junior" Rios (Frank Perozo) come from opposite sides of the tracks in the Dominican Republic. Aloof and detached, Alberto comes from a wealthy family. Driven and focused, Juan is reared by a devoted mother whose affection makes up for the absence of his father. Juan and his mother survive in a tough and impoverished Barrio on the outskirts of the capital city.

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one of the best Dominican movies so far
16 October 2011 | by CarlitosGoSee all my reviews

I liked this movie. Good acting, subject and drama. I felt that I was one of the characters of the movie myself.

this movie is a voice of the young, talented and idealist society that is rising in DR and I hope that inspire everyone, not only to make good movies but to make great things in real life and help built something better for the current and future generations.

It shows what is happening with the youth on both sides of the society, the black and white and also the grey areas. It remind us to pay attention to the corruption that is among us. It remind us that with good intentions, ideas, heart and the ambition pointing to the right direction, and also with good company (does not matter if you leave in a mansion or a "ranchito" or "callejon") you can accomplish great things... and along that path help the people around you.

"kudos" to everyone that was part of this project.

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Release Date:

26 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

(yuniol)2 See more »


Box Office


DOP14,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Antena Latina See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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