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Gold (2017)

Oro (original title)
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Love, ambition, treason and death clash in a neverending search for a city built with gold.

Writers:

Arturo Pérez-Reverte (short story), Agustín Díaz Yanes (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Raúl Arévalo ... Martín Dávila
Bárbara Lennie ... Doña Ana
Óscar Jaenada ... Alférez Gorriamendi
Jose Coronado ... Sargento Bastaurrés (as José Coronado)
José Manuel Cervino ... Don Gonzalo
Antonio Dechent ... Barbate
Juan José Ballesta ... Iturbe
Luis Callejo ... Pater Vargas
Anna Castillo ... La Parda
Andrés Gertrúdix ... Licenciado Ulzama
Diego París Diego París ... Marchena
Juan Carlos Aduviri ... Indio Mediamano
Josean Bengoetxea Josean Bengoetxea ... Aresti
José Manuel Poga ... Romero
Jon Rod ... Pedro el Joven
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Storyline

Amazon rainforest, 1538. King Carlos V de España y I de Alemania sends a group of Spanish soldiers to the new continent to locate Teziutlan, a legendary city created with gold, to claim it to the Spanish Empire. Alone in the rainforest and without a help, soldiers face not only indigenous tribes but the manifest hate themselves by their respective birth places. Leaded by old Don Gonzalo, married with young Doña Ana, his aging and weak health turns in danger Ana, who is disputed by Alférez Gorriamendi, Gonzalo's right-hand, and soldier Martín Dávila. After to realize that Viceroy of Port Prince has send another expedition looking for them leaded by Juan Medrano after to accuse Don Gonzalo of treason, Dávila, Gorriamendi and other soldiers as Sargento Bastaurrés and Barbate must decide if fight against Medrano's and his men or continue until Teziutlan. But the rivalry and hate between them will reveal more dangerous than the own rainforest and the indigenous tribes. Written by Chockys

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love | amazonia | conquistador | See All (3) »

Taglines:

Somos lo que perseguimos [We are that we pursue]


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal violence, a rape, some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Reunites José Manuel Cervino with Jose Coronado after Brigada central (1989). See more »

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Oro
Lyrics by Francisco de Quevedo (uncredited)
Written and Arranged by Javier Limón and Javier Limón
Performed by José Mercé
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Alatriste meets Aguirre at the Heart of Darkness
31 December 2019 | by EradanSee all my reviews

In the intro to 'Oro', the writer says of the protagonists:

"they were harsh, arrogant, cruel, often divided by quarrels... They killed without scruples and died without protest, in search of gold..."

The rest of the movie is a long, plodding death march illustrating the above points in one brutal incident after another. I was attracted to 'Oro' because of the involvement of Arturo Pérez-Reverte, author of the 'Alatriste' novels, and Agustín Díaz Yanes, the director and screenwriter of the movie version with Viggo Mortensen. As it turn outs though, the cast of 'Oro' is basically a bunch of minor characters from the Alatriste novels while the only thing it has in common with the Mortensen movie is the stabby, throat-slitting viciousness of the fight scenes. The artistry and athleticism of the swordsmen in 'Captain Alatriste' is nowhere to be seen.

I gave 'Oro' a five on the IMDb scale. It's worth seeing if you're really into the period or the creative people involved; if not, you probably want to give it a pass.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gold See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Palmas, Canarias, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,571, 3 December 2017

Gross USA:

$5,539

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,528,185
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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