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La soga (2009)

R | | Crime, Drama | 13 August 2010 (USA)
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A cop works against his country's corrupt government in order to find justice on a case.

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Josh Crook

Writer:

Manny Perez (script)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Manny Perez ... Luisito
Denise Quiñones ... Jenny
Juan Fernández ... General Colon
Paul Calderon ... Rafa
Hemky Madera ... Tavo
Alfonso Rodríguez Alfonso Rodríguez ... Franco
Joseph Lyle Taylor ... Simon Burr
Margo Martindale ... Flannigan
Fantino Fernandez Fantino Fernandez ... Young Luisito
Jaime Tirelli ... Belgrado
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robinson Aybar Robinson Aybar ... Efrain
Nelson Baez Nelson Baez ... The Butcher
Ericson Batista Ericson Batista ... Boy at the hotel room
Carmen Brugal Carmen Brugal ... Dona Irma
Coco Cabrera Coco Cabrera ... Carlos Batista
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Storyline

A cop works against his country's corrupt government in order to find justice on a case.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Revenge has a new name. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

13 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Butcher's Son See more »

Filming Locations:

Baitoa, Dominican Republic See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,554, 15 August 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$210,625, 26 September 2010
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Antena Latina See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The pig butchering scene is 100% real. The production talked to a butcher because they really wanted to film the actual butcher killing the pig. See more »

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It's been a long time since we felt this good watching a film
14 August 2010 | by j7lrSee all my reviews

I just saw La Soga (The Butcher's Son). It's by far the best film made in the Dominican Republic over the last 20 years (One-way Ticket, made in the 80s was also very good). Not a cheap extended sketch or an episode from a bad soap opera. It's excellent. You can't miss this movie. It would be difficult to find someone not affected profoundly by it, after watching it. Other Dominican "filmmakers" should take it as a model to learn how to shoot a good movie. This one shows it's possible to make good movies with low budget. It is much better than most Hollywood movies we commonly see in theaters. Here you never know what will happen next. It reminds us the film City of God that we saw a few years ago. There is never a dull moment. From beginning to end, the film fills us with different emotions. There is action, suspense, comedy, romance ... It's been a long time since we felt this good watching a film. This is one of the reasons why we love movies so much, but good ones.


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