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Birds of Passage (2018)

Pájaros de verano (original title)
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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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Cast

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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Official Sites:

Ciudad Lunar

Language:

Wayuu | Spanish | English

Release Date:

13 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Birds of Passage See more »

Filming Locations:

La Guajira, Colombia See more »

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Gross USA:

$501,126, 14 April 2019
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Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Acknowledgements include: "A Santa Marta, la Virgen de la Candelaria y de la Guadalupe. Al amor que todo lo puede." See more »

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El Gavilán Mayor
Written by Hernando Marin Lacouture
Performed by Yull Núñez, Oscar Gamarra, Yeiner Mejía, Wilmer Rodríguez
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If there's family, there's honour
3 February 2019 | by nikxatzSee all my reviews

This film is without a doubt a thought- provoking, chaotic and memorable experience. A lot of films choose to talk about the drug wars and the effects that power and money can have to humans, but this one feels like no other. It is griping and intense and handles its subject material in the best of ways. It is obvious that the creator of the film did everything he could so that the movie feels realistic and interesting to the viewer. Its beautiful and colorful visuals, the exceptional sound design and the strong and immersive soundtrack made you feel as a part of a whole and the film never felt boring or cliche. It is masterfully crafted and really well-paced. Every conversation and direction that the film takes feels logical and you can feel the chaos slowly coming to the surface and destroying this tribe's life. Also, whenever a certain ritual was taking place, like the bird-like dance or the spitting by the old lady that is the matriarch o the tribe, I was instantly hooked by it. Its a movie about life and death and how a small change could lead to a larger one and to a larger one and in the end to death and chaos. Its a story about people which are trapped in their own deadly webs and are unable to escape. Everything that was young and beautiful,the red dress of the young actress, the insects and the kids, the dances and that feel of family, togetherness and spirituality is lost and overshadowed by dullness and corrupted and greedy people, who seek power but in the end find death. Tragic indeed 8/10 and who knows? maybe a 9 on a second watch


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