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Birds of Passage (2018)

Pájaros de verano (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 13 February 2019 (USA)
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During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.

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Maria Camila Arias, Jacques Toulemonde Vidal (as Jacques Toulemonde) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carmiña Martínez Carmiña Martínez ... Úrsula
José Acosta José Acosta ... Rapayet
Natalia Reyes ... Zaida
Jhon Narváez Jhon Narváez ... Moisés
Greider Meza Greider Meza ... Leonídas
José Vicente José Vicente ... Peregrino (as José Vicente Cote)
Juan Bautista Martínez Juan Bautista Martínez ... Aníbal
Miguel Viera Miguel Viera ... The Pupil
Sergio Coen Sergio Coen ... Singing Shepherd
Aslenis Márquez Aslenis Márquez ... Indira
José Naider José Naider ... Miguel Dionisio
Yanker Díaz Yanker Díaz ... Leonidas as a Child
Víctor Montero Víctor Montero ... Isidoro
Joaquín Ramón Joaquín Ramón ... Gabriel
Jorge Lascarro Jorge Lascarro ... Sigifredo
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During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.

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Taglines:

La verdadera historia del origen del narcotráfico. [The true story of the origins of drug trafficking.] See more »

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Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The directors, Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra, were a married couple, but divorced during production of the film. See more »

Quotes

Victoria's Grandmother: Dreams prove the existence of the soul.
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Crazy Credits

Acknowledgements include: "A Santa Marta, la Virgen de la Candelaria y de la Guadalupe. Al amor que todo lo puede." See more »

Soundtracks

El Caballo Liberal
Composed by Pacho Rada
Performed by Almer Mendoza (as Adalmer Mendoza), Edgar Britto (as Edgar Bruto), Jorge Brito, Javier Jiménez
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An Aching Chronicle of Tradition, Family, and Wealth
12 March 2019 | by Gresh854See all my reviews

Birds of Passage is an uneasy "family" drama boasted by stern, austere performances from a majority of its cast who are somehow newcomers to the world of show business. The central hallmark that makes this spectacle protrude gloriously is its lustrous gambits in storytelling.

This movie divulges and cuts just the right amount of excerpts while concurrently, covering a ton of ground without having to sacrifice its grandeur through typical exposition (which is a lying factor that so many dramas fall under these days). The progression this film disburses is to be eulogized.

Birds of Passage is an art-piece made to make its audience jittery. So many moments are placidly conferred yet, so many moments, all of a sudden, become anxiously INTENSE. The score is culturally fitting as well, and quite mesmeric.

One could assert that the story at hand doesn't necessarily submit any plot surprises or isn't too arbitrary nor bonafide for that matter but, considering the material withheld in Birds of Passage is-for the most part-factually true, it's burdensome to smear the movie down due to these "shortcomings".

If you savor films like American Made, Sicario 1 & 2, or TV shows like Breaking Bad, Narcos, or anything that links with the drug cartel genre in general, I 100% recommend seeking this thriller out. Birds of Passage is an arrestingly sheltered record about the ruinous and tearing origins of the Colombian drug trade.

Verdict: B


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Language:

Wayuu | Spanish | English

Release Date:

13 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

La Guajira, Colombia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,082, 17 February 2019

Gross USA:

$507,259

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,517,405
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2.35 : 1
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