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The Vessel (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama | 16 September 2016 (USA)
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Ten years after a tsunami destroyed a small-town elementary school with all the children inside, a young man builds a mysterious structure out of the school's remains, setting the town aflame with passions long forgotten.

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Julio Quintana

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Cast

Cast overview:
Lucas Quintana Lucas Quintana ... Leo
Martin Sheen ... Father Douglas
Jacqueline Duprey ... Fidelia
Aris Mejias ... Soraya
Hiram Delgado ... Gabriel
Jorge Luis Ramos Jorge Luis Ramos ... Pedro
Marian Pabon Marian Pabon ... Rosita
Elia Enid Cadilla Elia Enid Cadilla ... Concha
Sunshine Logroño ... Oscar
Julio Ramos Velez ... Bigo
Leslie Van Zandt Leslie Van Zandt ... Ingrid
Marisé Alvarez ... Mariela
Leonardo Castro Leonardo Castro ... Primo
Eugenio Monclova Eugenio Monclova ... Deacon José
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Storyline

Ten years after a tsunami destroyed a small-town elementary school with all the children inside, a young man builds a mysterious structure out of the school's remains, setting the town aflame with passions long forgotten.

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some partial nudity/sensuality and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Country:

Puerto Rico | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

16 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A bárka See more »

Filming Locations:

San Juan, Puerto Rico See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2:1
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Trivia

Features a wide cast of local puertorican actors with whom they also filmed an alternate spanish version. See more »

Goofs

When Leo's Mother is tapping on her plate with a fork while they are eating dinner, Leo gives her more corn. After every camera view change, the amount of corn on her plate changes. See more »

Quotes

Father Douglas: All my life I've believed in miracles. Now I think a miracle is just a tragedy narrowly avoided by chance.
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Soundtracks

El Llanto De Mi Madre
Written by Salome Gutierrez, R.
Performed by Lydia Mendoza
Courtesy of D.L.B. Records
Published by San Antonio Music Publishers, Inc.
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Every detail counts
18 September 2016 | by ehzimmermanSee all my reviews

This film was full of surprises, all the way to the ending (no spoilers here). The storytelling is masterful, making events unfold organically; no visual detail is wasted; the loose ends tie up in unexpected ways. The four main characters are all well acted and a pleasure to watch. Martin Sheen's nuanced portrayal of the village priest makes the character feel complex and believably human, a flawed good man. I think two of the things I liked best about this film were the setting and the ensemble cast. Both the setting (a seaside village in Puerto Rico), and the ensemble's role as the entire small population of the village -- both function critically as "main characters" influencing the story. For a setting-as-character analogy, think how "Niagara"'s setting figures into its plot. The villagers as a group function almost with a "hive mind" spreading gossip instantaneously and acting as a kind of emotionally synchronized swarm. See this film if you are prepared to deal with deeper questions about human suffering and redemption. (If you loved "Sausage Party" then this film probably isn't for you).


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