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La Soledad (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama | 18 August 2017 (UK)
A vivid and intimate account of the Venezuelan crisis told through the real-life struggle of a young father trying to save his family from the demolition of their home.
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José Dolores López José Dolores López ... José El Negro
Adrializ López Adrializ López ... Adrializ
Marley Alvillares Marley Alvillares ... Marley
Jorge Thielen Hedderich Jorge Thielen Hedderich ... Jorge
María Agamez Palomino María Agamez Palomino ... Rosina Palomino
Cristina Armand Cristina Armand ... Cristina
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Already struggling to survive in the urban jungle of Caracas, José discovers that the decrepit mansion he occupies with his family will soon be demolished. Driven by a desire for a better life and guided by the ancestral spirits of the house, José embarks on a mystical search for a cache of gold that is rumored to be buried in the walls of the mansion. This film is a real story and played by the actual characters. Written by La Biennale di Venezia

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The actual father of the director acts in the film as the character of "Jorge". See more »

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The Stains Of Time Are Ever Present in This Story and Its Reality
9 August 2018 | by Giulio_Trejo-MartinezSee all my reviews

The first time i watched this movie, I was taken aback by the hypnotizing cinematography that hi-lighted the ruins of the house it is shot in. As the images presented theme-selves on screen, i realized that i was now way too involved in what was to happen with the characters. By the time the ending came about i was filled with a feeling of dread and hope, something that ached for weeks onwards.

But the impact the film had on me further grew as I researched more. The characters in the film, are playing themselves and reenacting a situation that is still happening to them. I've never heard of a movie do something like this, and the level of performance acquired from these suffering non-actors is something else. This is not something to be missed.


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18 August 2017 (UK) See more »

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Caracas, Venezuela See more »

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EUR150,000 (estimated)
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