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Alamar (2009)

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Before their inevitable farewell, Jorge, a young man of Mayan roots, and Natan, his half-Italian son, spend time together living off the Banco Chinchorro coral reef.

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Pedro González-Rubio (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jorge Machado Jorge Machado ... Jorge
Roberta Palombini Roberta Palombini ... Roberta
Natan Machado Palombini Natan Machado Palombini ... Natan
Nestór Marín Nestór Marín ... Matraca
Garza Silvestre Garza Silvestre ... Blanquita
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Before their inevitable farewell, Jorge, a young man of Mayan roots, and Natan, his half-Italian son, spend time together living off the Banco Chinchorro coral reef.

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Plot Keywords:

sea | mexico | holiday | crocodile | egret | See All (12) »

Genres:

Documentary | Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish | Italian

Release Date:

14 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

To the Sea See more »

Filming Locations:

Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,668, 18 July 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$61,613, 13 February 2011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This is practically a completely true-to-life documentary, since all the actors are playing themselves in a real situation and are all related just as shown in the movie, although 'Nestor Marin' is actually a life-long father figure to Machado, not his biological father. See more »

Quotes

Jorge: Me neither, I drink my coffee every night before going to bed
Matraca: Me too, when I'm with my buddies we always have coffee. But we drink it during daytime
Jorge: With the old guys
Matraca: With my buddies, the young guys
Jorge: What do you mean by young guys. Are they your age. If they are your age than that's not young anymore. You have lived many spring times, you're not that young any more
Matraca: Well, I'm still young at heart. I don't feel old...
Jorge: One thing is to feel and another is to be old
Matraca: ...
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Crazy Credits

The cast list includes a credit for Garza Silvestre playing the role of Blanquita, the egret that appears in the film. "Garza Silvestre" means "wild heron" in Spanish. See more »

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A breath of beauty
25 April 2011 | by sl-pierceSee all my reviews

This short film is a beautiful breath of fresh air amidst the current popular cinema. Pedro González-Rubio reveals the daily life of a young Italian boy, Natan, who has gone to visit his father and grandfather in Mexico, where they live at sea as fishermen. The film is more of a documentary, not following any intense plot, but rather, reflecting on the beauty of nature and the loving relationship between father and son. The cinematography is breathtaking, and I found myself wishing I could live at sea along the Banco Chinchorro as well. The absence of any music or soundtrack throughout the film is both interesting and compelling, because it forces the viewer to focus on the natural sounds of water, wildlife, and simple human interaction and conversation. There is a deep tranquility to this film, a sensation that washes over the audience as well, and one that I particularly enjoyed.


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