The humble and hardworking Orodoto Balbuena finally gets an opportunity of realizing his lifelong dream of reaching New York and living the "American Dream", but soon finds out that things aren't as pretty as he thought.
Three convicted criminals escape from prison carrying only a Güira, a Tambora and an Accordion. During their journey they meet with a bunch of interesting characters and are forced to use their musical skills to help them get home.
Julián finds love and a reason for living in the last place imaginable: the Dominican Republic's Najayo Prison. His romance, with fellow prisoner Yanelly, must develop through sign language... See full summary »
A lonely man who operates a film projector finds his only solace in a woman he sees on a film reel. After the reel is lost in an accident, he sets out to find the woman through the remotest, poorest places of the Dominican Republic.
Any Dominican kid born in the 70's or 80s knows of Jack Veneno.
The fact that this movie finally presents something of a back story but also presents the rise of Relampago Hernandez already makes it great. But the production value, the details regarding the political situation that took place in Dominican Republic during the 70s (student riots) and the striking resemblance of the main actors takes this movie above and beyond.
This movie is supposed to be the first of three. Here's hoping we get to see more of Jack Veneno.
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