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On a remote mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.

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Alejandro Landes

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Alejandro Landes (screenplay), Alexis Dos Santos (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Sofia Buenaventura Sofia Buenaventura ... Rambo
Julián Giraldo Julián Giraldo ... Lobo - Wolf
Karen Quintero Karen Quintero ... Leidi - Lady
Laura Castrillón Laura Castrillón ... Sueca - Swede
Deiby Rueda Deiby Rueda ... Pitufo - Smurf
Paul Cubides Paul Cubides ... Perro - Dog
Sneider Castro Sneider Castro ... Bum Bum - Boom Boom
Moises Arias ... Patagrande - Bigfoot (as Moisés Arias)
Julianne Nicholson ... Doctora Sara Watson
Wilson Salazar Wilson Salazar ... Mensajero
Jorge Román Jorge Román ... Buscador de Oro
Valeria Diana Solomonoff Valeria Diana Solomonoff ... Periodista (as Valeria Solomonoff)
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Teenage commandos perform military training exercises by day and indulge in youthful hedonism by night, an unconventional family bound together under a shadowy force know only as The Organization. After an ambush drives the squadron into the jungle, both the mission and the intricate bonds between the group begin to disintegrate.

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Rated R for violence, language, some sexual content and drug use. | See all certifications »

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A great film
9 March 2020 | by simonm-17313See all my reviews

We follow a group of teenagers who are being trained as guerrilla soldiers, but who in this incredibly harsh environment respond to various crises each in their various ways - echoing the lord of the flies immensely with the breakdown of the group (and a very unsubtle visual homage at one point). Not knowing anything about the politics surrounding the war they are involved in, it is quite disorientating and we the viewers experience only the immediate surroundings, threats and fears of the characters, who are all portrayed very well by these young actors. The cinematography is beautiful, with rich colours and some very memorable compositions. As slight downsides, I found the plot a bit frantic - so much happens to these characters, and the chaos of the film is deliberate, but there could be more scenes of dialogue in the midst of the action to get us even more involved with the characters. The choice to leave the region and conflict unspoken is interesting - apparently the film was inspired by the guerrilla war in Columbia, but it's never stated. For many of us from other countries the film would have been a path to greater awareness of the conflict, but I guess it likes to keep the very enclosed feeling of isolation with the characters, remain 'apolitical' and leave us to do our own research.


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Release Date:

15 August 2019 (Colombia) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$49,843, 15 September 2019

Gross USA:

$406,473

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,534,584
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Dolby Digital

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Color | Black and White (Military night visor sequences)

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2.35 : 1
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