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La león (2007)

Unrated | | Drama | 10 October 2008 (USA)
This visually stunning directorial debut is set in a place lost in time in northern Argentina. Alvaro is a gay man who is an outsider. He works for the violent El Turo, a captain of the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jorge Román Jorge Román ... Alvaro
Daniel Valenzuela Daniel Valenzuela ... El Turu
José Muñoz José Muñoz ... Iribarren
Alfredo Rivas Alfredo Rivas ... Misionero I
Juan Carlos Rivas Juan Carlos Rivas ... Misionero II
Mirta Duran Rivas Mirta Duran Rivas ... Mujer misionera
Esteban Gonzalez Esteban Gonzalez ... Hermano misionero I
Alberto Rivas Alberto Rivas ... Hermano misionero III
Mirta Rivas Mirta Rivas ... Hermana Misionera
Lorena Rivas Lorena Rivas ... Nina misionera
Aida Merel Aida Merel ... Bibliotecaria
Diego Quiroz Diego Quiroz ... Marinaro Julio
Mariano González Mariano González ... Joven del Yate
Marcos Woinsky Marcos Woinsky ... El Alemán
Jimena Cavaco Jimena Cavaco ... Laura
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This visually stunning directorial debut is set in a place lost in time in northern Argentina. Alvaro is a gay man who is an outsider. He works for the violent El Turo, a captain of the water bus which links isolated communities. But El Turo is threatened by Alvaro's sexuality and starts harassing him. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Argentina | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

10 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Paraná, Entre Ríos, Argentina

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$940, 12 October 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$940, 12 October 2008
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2.35 : 1
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"Waterlogged" in Black&White...........
8 February 2009 | by arizona-philm-phanSee all my reviews

I suppose if one has the sensibilities of an upriver, up-jungle Argentinean, this film might be interesting. But, someone like myself----raised in US culture----will likely not find it so. Primarily a work of pastoral, jungle river scenes and little dialogue, you won't find much in the way of action. And if you're a fan of the gay film genre, you'll find little of "that action" here (and what there is, lighting makes hard to see). Probably you will have to be, or "think" you are, an aesthete if you are going to enjoy this movie (and perhaps playing to that trait explains the reasoning behind the use of all-Black&White photography).

Maybe in Argentina this film might be "ground breaking" (DVD back cover "speak"), but in this country there are many of us it will not speak to. Like many third-world and near third-world produced movies, their directors / writers think they're producing something of real substance and interest. Unfortunately, in almost all cases, outside the boundaries of those locations, that is not the case at all----even though US gay video production companies releasing these films would have you think otherwise.

Providing me nothing new in its glimpses into human behavior, this DVD is a "toss away" for me, but..........if you see enough of yourself in this lead character's demeanor, it may be a "keeper" for you.


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