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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 & 26 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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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

First feature of Lorenza Vigas. See more »

Soundtracks

Kuss-Walzer op. 400
by Johann Strauss
(1881).
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Great movie. Very human narrative
26 August 2016 | by colarusso-1See all my reviews

This film is one of the best productions made in Latin America have seen in recent years. It shows clearly the loneliness and abandonment leading to attitudes often repulsive. The highly original narrative takes us to a completely unexpected outcome. In this aspect the film has a highly original narrative, nothing the usual story of an old man paying to have sex with a young man. Abandonment, loneliness, violence. The sad fact of everyday life. Excellent actors and an excellent pace of narrative to the end. The film even deserved all the awards he received. A masterpiece. I can not understand the criticism as negative other commentators. It's an intimate film with enormous human content. For those who live in Latin America like me it is clear that the director knows the violent environment of cities like Caracas. Great movie.


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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.66 : 1
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