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The Family (2017)

La familia (original title)
TV-MA | | Drama | 3 August 2018 (USA)
Andrés and his 12 year old son Pedro live in a violent neighborhood in Caracas, but they hardly see each other. One day, Andrés comes home and finds out that Pedro has gotten himself in serious trouble after hurting a boy in a fight.
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Cast overview:
Giovanni García Giovanni García ... Andrés
Reggie Reyes Reggie Reyes ... Pedro
Kirvin Barrios Kirvin Barrios ... Johnny
Ninoska Silva Ninoska Silva ... Zoraida
Indira Jimenez Indira Jimenez ... Betty
Luis Abraham Bandres Luis Abraham Bandres ... Leover, the Murdered Child
Vicente Quintero Vicente Quintero ... González, the Head Waiter
Mariú Ayard Mariú Ayard ... Mrs. Clara
Dixon Acosta Dixon Acosta ... Norman, Liquor Buyer
Tatiana Mabo Tatiana Mabo ... Lift Attendant
Alberto González Alberto González ... Hostel Administrator
Morris Merentes Morris Merentes ... Mechanic
Natacha Pérez Natacha Pérez ... Mrs. Clara's Maid
Dhainer Iztúriz Dhainer Iztúriz ... El Beibi, Man in Motorcycle
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Andres (35) and his son Pedro (12) live in blue-collar neighborhood of Caracas and they hardly see each other. While Andres uses his time with his jobs, Pedro walks around the streets playing with his friends and learning from the violent place that surrounds him.

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Official submission of Venezuela for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 91st Academy Awards in 2019. See more »

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Stark Realism in This Unrelenting Drama
28 September 2018 | by larrys3See all my reviews

Set on the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuelan filmmaker Gustavo Rondon Cordova makes his feature film debut here, with this brutally realistic movie.

Andres (Giovanny Garcia) and his 12-year-old son Pedro (Reggie Reyes) are eking out an existence in a poor and crowded neighborhood. When a boy with a gun tries to rob Pedro and his friends of their cell phones, a scuffle ensues and the boy is stabbed and left for dead on the streets.

Realizing the imminent danger of retaliation from the boy's family, Andres forces Pedro, who is rebellious and headstrong, to flee with him. They will be forced to go from job to job to make enough money to survive, and sleep where and when they can. But the time they are forced to be with each other may provide a chance for Andres and Pedro to move a little closer.

The acting is most realistic here so you feel like you're right there on the streets with the two protagonists. However, this film is not for the faint of heart as the depressive and stark tone is unrelenting, and don't expect a kumbaya ending either.


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3 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,030, 5 August 2018

Gross USA:

$3,696

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,696
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