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The Cleaner (2012)

El limpiador (original title)
TV-14 | | Drama, Sci-Fi | January 2013 (USA)
A forensic cleaner will become accountable for an 8-year-old orphan who has been left behind in the middle of an epidemic crisis in Lima.

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Adrián Saba

Writer:

Adrián Saba
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Credited cast:
Milena Alva Milena Alva ... Directora de orfanato
Adrian du Bois Adrian du Bois ... Joaquin
Carlos Gassols Carlos Gassols ... Ignacio Vela
Miguel Iza Miguel Iza ... Dr. Lozada
Ana Cecilia Natteri Ana Cecilia Natteri ... Mujer en el metro
Víctor Prada Víctor Prada ... Eusebio
Mario Velásquez Mario Velásquez ... Papá de Joaquín
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A forensic cleaner, responsible for the removal of human corpses, has never been able to relate with people or life. Suddenly he will become accountable for an 8-year-old orphan who has been left behind in the middle of a mysterious epidemic crisis in Lima. In a place where you would least expect it, a story surfaces about love and care. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Peru

Language:

Spanish

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January 2013 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Official submission of Peru to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »

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Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, 'La primavera' (Spring)
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
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No originality, bombastic
5 August 2013 | by zeevakantiehuisjeSee all my reviews

This is a typical movie from a young guy who thinks he understand everything about life. The 'grumpy old man' and the 'adorable kid' who 'melts his heart' (the exact storyline that Kolya has, a movie by Jan Sveriak). The dull, apocalyptic atmosphere doesn't add anything to this story, it's just there, for no reason whatsoever. The cleaners in white suits, shuffling their broomsticks in silence are more ridiculous than frightening. They seem to be there to to make the movie 'deep' and 'meaningful', but fail at this. And the tempo is slow like a Tarkovsky, but without the loaded silence and broad gestures. It seems like the maker saw a couple of movies and tried to mix them into one script. There are several concepts quite unrelated to each other. The endresult: rather uninteresting, done before and bombastic at times.


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