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Dólares de arena (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama | 6 November 2015 (USA)
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An older European woman becomes enchanted with a young Dominican woman who must struggle to make ends meet. Love brings a flow of entanglements in a drama which unfolds like palm trees in an irresistible storm.
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Credited cast:
Geraldine Chaplin ... Anne
Yanet Mojica Yanet Mojica ... Noeli
Ricardo Ariel Toribio Ricardo Ariel Toribio ... Yeremi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bernard Bizel Bernard Bizel ... The Frenchman
Maria Gabriella Bonetti Maria Gabriella Bonetti ... Goya
Ramón Cordero Ramón Cordero ... Lead Singer
Yanmarco King Encarnación Yanmarco King Encarnación
Hoyt Rogers Hoyt Rogers ... Thomas
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An older European woman becomes enchanted with a young Dominican woman who must struggle to make ends meet. Love brings a flow of entanglements in a drama which unfolds like palm trees in an irresistible storm.

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Spanish | English | French

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6 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sand Dollars See more »

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The film was selected as the Dominican entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated. See more »

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Followed by Noelí en Los Países (2016) See more »

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Sand Dollars (Laura Amelia Guzman and Israel Cárdenas).
25 November 2014 | by Jose D LauraSee all my reviews

Dominican Republic is a wonderful country full of contrasts. In one hand, we have a little piece of Paradise called Samaná, a place where you feel like in Heaven with the most beautiful beaches in the world. In the other, our people live in poverty and, sometimes, they have to do anything to survive. Samaná is the natural scenery of "Sand Dollars", fourth film of the real-life couple, Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas, based freely on the homonymous novel by Jean-Noél Pancrazi. In this tropical Shangri La, young people sell their bodies to foreigners who buy with dollars the illusion of love in the permanent orgy of tobacco, rum and sex disguise of tenderness and with a soundtrack of authentic 'bachatas'. In the Neo-realism cinema tradition, the directors recruit talents without any experience in movies, like Yanet Mojica and Ricardo Ariel Toribio. Together, is Geraldine Chaplin, a heavyweight name, who gives one of the most brave and fearless role in years. "Sand Dollars", easily is the best Dominican movie of 2014. A must see.


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