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La Yuma (2009)

This is the story of Yuma a strong-willed and rebellious girl from the poor neighborhoods of Managua who dreams of being a boxer.


Florence Jaugey


Florence Jaugey (screenplay & story), Juan Sobalvarro (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
7 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Alma Blanco Alma Blanco ... Virginia Roa 'La Yuma'
Rigoberto Mayorga Rigoberto Mayorga ... Culebra
Gabriel Benavides Gabriel Benavides ... Ernesto
Juan Carlos García Juan Carlos García ... La Cubana
Eliézer Traña Eliézer Traña ... Yader
María Esther López María Esther López ... Scarlett
Salvador Espinoza Salvador Espinoza ... Alfonso
Sobeyda Téllez Sobeyda Téllez ... La Yuma's Mother
Guillermo Martínez Guillermo Martínez ... Polvorita
Emir Cabezas Emir Cabezas ... El Down
Raul Cabeza Raul Cabeza ... El Down
Jerson Espinoza Jerson Espinoza ... El Guapo
Elton Valverde Elton Valverde ... El Chino
Marlon Tapia Marlon Tapia ... El Gato
Mauricio Bustamante Mauricio Bustamante ... Gabriel


This is the story of Yuma a strong-willed and rebellious girl from the poor neighborhoods of Managua who dreams of being a boxer.

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Action | Drama


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31 March 2011 | by nielsastrupSee all my reviews

I saw this movie yesterday in Berlin - and was truly and pleasantly surprised. Considering, that this is the first movie made in Nicaragua in 20 years, I was expecting this lack of experience and critical mass to show more. It did not.

The story is simple: Yuma, is a young Nicaraguan woman, living in one of Managua's gang-infested barrios, with her four siblings, a parasite step-father and a mother, who would never win a parent of the year award.

Yuma sees female boxing as a ticket out out for both her and her younger siblings..

When she falls in love with a journalism Student form the Catholic University of Managua, her life becomes, well, complicated.....

This movie is worth seeing for the description of life in a Central American slum, the humor, and a story full of real life.

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Nicaragua | Mexico | Spain | France



Release Date:

29 September 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La Yuma - Die Rebellin See more »

Filming Locations:

Managua, Nicaragua

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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