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Desde allá (2015)

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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.

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Lorenzo Vigas

Writers:

Lorenzo Vigas (screenplay), Guillermo Arriaga (based on a story by) | 1 more credit »
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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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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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Drama | Romance

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$30,108, 28 August 2016
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Aspect Ratio:

2.66 : 1
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Official submission of Venezuela for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017. See more »

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From Afar
28 March 2016 | by el_ltdSee all my reviews

I am not going to describe the plot of the film as you have read that in other reviews and in the film synopsis. This film was recently shown in London and I really wonder who writes the reviews for such movies or even worse who are the bodies who give them prices in some festivals...It was a disaster, the audience was packed and in the first 40 minutes within the movie I noticed people leaving the auditorium. I was feeling the same but I was in a middle place so I decided to endure. They did have a good plot for a film but there was no script, all monosyllabic interventions and the worst of silence in movies is NO MUSIC. How important to have some back music to enhance a silence. But silence, no dialogues and no music all the time, becomes soporific. Literally at times it felt that I was watching a security camera recording. There was no acting, apart from the face expressions of the main characters in certain scenes, well difficult to act if you have nothing to say most of the time...The message in that movie could have been better portrayed: a sad middle age gay man confused and frustrated with his own life and the way he dealt with his sexual desires, together with young men desperate to make a living in a horrid "machista" society with no hopes for a better financial future. From a technical point of view the camera angles and the focus did not work as intended, you can sense that if you are familiar with the technicalities of movie making. Whoever was in charge of the camera did a LOUSY job. I would not recommend it, but is a clear example of a BAD MOVIE, which will only be remembered, if, for the punishment caused to viewers.


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