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The Prize (2009)

El premio (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 14 October 2009 (USA)
A humble rural teacher travels to Lima to collect his lottery winnings and meet the son he has not seen in years. No one could predict how this would permanently change their lives.


Alberto Durant


Alberto Durant (screenplay)


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Credited cast:
Aristóteles Picho Aristóteles Picho ... Carpenter
Jose Luis Ruiz Jose Luis Ruiz ... Antonio
José Luis Ruiz José Luis Ruiz
Kathy Serrano Kathy Serrano ... Ana Luisa
Emanuel Soriano Emanuel Soriano ... Alex
Melania Urbina Melania Urbina ... Lisbet


Durant Alex is having an affair with his cousin Lisbet, a young woman married to a taxi driver who is involved in fraudulent dealings. When Alex and Lisbet are fired from the shop where they work, Alex turns to selling porn films in Lima's Polvos Azules market. Antonio, who is Alex's father, wins the lottery and travels to Lima to collect the money and visit the son he has not seen in years. Antonio has no idea how his luck will change the rest of his life. Written by (Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival)

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Good Film. Not many viewers.
29 June 2011 | by vilj-1See all my reviews

I like to watch foreign films. Most of the time, I select those that are widely acclaimed, but I picked this one up even though I had checked IMDb prior to renting it and saw that, at the time, only 13 people had rated it, there was no professional nor viewers reviews, and it had close to a 6 rating. I really liked the film. It had a good story arc, good photography and acting, interesting characters and a good ending. I think this was the first Peruvian film I have watched (maybe the second). It gave me an insight on the daily living of a segment of the Peruvian people, those in the city and the ones from the country side and the film showed, to me, that people are about the same everywhere. There are good, honest people and there are those that are not so good people. The country doesn't matter. Human condition and values does.

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