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From Afar (2015)

Desde allá (original title)
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Armando, a 50 year man, seeks young men in Caracas and pays them just for company. One day he meets Elder, a 17 years boy that is the leader of a criminal gang, and that meeting changes their lives forever.

Director:

Lorenzo Vigas

Writers:

Lorenzo Vigas (screenplay), Guillermo Arriaga (based on a story by) | 1 more credit »
10 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfredo Castro ... Armando
Luis Silva ... Elder
Jericó Montilla Jericó Montilla ... Amelia
Catherina Cardozo Catherina Cardozo ... Maria
Jorge Luis Bosque Jorge Luis Bosque ... Fernando
Greymer Acosta Greymer Acosta ... Palma
Auffer Camacho Auffer Camacho ... Mermelada
Ivan Peña Ivan Peña ... Yoni
Joretsis Ibarra Joretsis Ibarra ... Deysi
Yeimar Peralta Yeimar Peralta ... Yerlin
Scarlett Jaimes Scarlett Jaimes ... Yuli
Ernesto Campos Ernesto Campos ... Kleiber
Marcos Moreno Marcos Moreno ... Manuel
Armando Volcanes Armando Volcanes ... Padrino quinceañera
Jesús Las Rosas Jesús Las Rosas ... Roca
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Storyline

Armando, a middle-aged owner of a Caracas dental prosthesis business, is estranged from his father, who he observes occasionally from a distance. He finds a young man of the streets who negotiates a fee high enough for the boy to be used to provide Armando's masturbatory object. Although a following encounter ends in a beating for Armando, he continues to make the boy dependent. What is the final result that Armando desires? Is it something more than a conflicted relationship with a hustler? Written by tgkohn

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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French visa # 144275. See more »

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Kuss-Walzer op. 400
by Johann Strauss
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Really bad — it deserves little attention
6 March 2016 | by mediatextSee all my reviews

After seeing this incomparably BAD Venezuelan movie today at the Miami Film Festival I couldn't understand how it could have ever won the Golden Lion (main prize) at the Venice Film Festival 2015, unless the members of the jury had been drugged or were profoundly drunk. I went and searched to see who had been the members of the jury and found the answer right away: Alfonso Cuarón was the president, and in movie festivals the selection of the president is decisive. Cuarón just wanted to favor a Latinamerican director, that was all. This TERRIBLE film is defective from all points of views, and it would not even pass a Cinema 101 exam. That's probably the reason why it has been shown in a few festivals but it hasn't had regular distribution, and the opinion of the critics has not been very helpful to it. On top of all that it is incredibly boring... Go at your own risk.


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Country:

Venezuela | Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

2 September 2016 (Venezuela) See more »

Also Known As:

From Afar See more »

Filming Locations:

Caracas, Venezuela See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,136, 12 June 2016

Gross USA:

$30,169

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$150,443
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2.66 : 1
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