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El cuaderno de Sara (2018)

TV-MA | | Thriller | 2 February 2018 (Spain)
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Laura Alonso is a Spanish lawyer from Madrid who sets off to Democratic Republic of Congo (center of Africa) after having seen a photo where Sara, her younger sister, appears alive after ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Belén Rueda ... Laura
Marian Álvarez ... Sara
Iván Mendes Iván Mendes ... Jamir
Manolo Cardona ... Sergio
Nick Devlin Nick Devlin ... Sven
Florin Opritescu ... Davor
Alfredo Araoz Alfredo Araoz ... Cámara TV
Armando Jerez Armando Jerez ... Sonidista TV
Djédjé Apali Djédjé Apali ... Battiste (as Djedje Apali)
Malcolm Sitté Malcolm Sitté ... Omar
Bella Agossou Bella Agossou ... Masira
María Luisa Mayo María Luisa Mayo ... Irene
Ramón Barea ... Padre Laura y Sara
Astrid Jones Astrid Jones ... Lugarteniente
Santiago Adán Santiago Adán ... Tom (as Santi Adán)
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Laura Alonso is a Spanish lawyer from Madrid who sets off to Democratic Republic of Congo (center of Africa) after having seen a photo where Sara, her younger sister, appears alive after two years without clues about her location. While looking for contacts, Laura realizes that Sara was photographed in the region of Goma, one of the most troubled zones of the country due to the warlords and their civil war over coltan, a much appreciated and expensive mineral. Determined to go until the end despite not knowing the country nor the language, Laura contacts Sergio Rojas, a Latin businessman, to get the way to travel Goma. But after discovering the real interests of Sergio, Laura asks help Sven, a former part-time Sara's lover, to go Goma. Sven finds Jamir, a young former war-child who reluctant accept Laura's offer to help her. Together they both start a journey from Kinsasa (DR of Congo's capital) to Goma. Along the travel, Laura's life not only will be in danger several times, but her ... Written by Chockys

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congo | africa | slaughter | See All (3) »

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Spain

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Spanish | French | Swahili | English | Italian

Release Date:

2 February 2018 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Sara's Notebook See more »

Filming Locations:

Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain See more »

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€1,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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The airport where Laura first lands states Entebbe, but it's not clear she's supposed to be in Uganda rather than the Republic of the Congo. See more »

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Riveting, revealing story of love, courage, and tragedy
28 May 2018 | by gscroggsSee all my reviews

Very few of us would embark on a journey to the Congo to find a lost sibling, as does Sara, a naive Madrid lawyer. She is forced to become aware of a brutal reality that most of us ignore yet that supports our technology: African mafia bosses routinely murder entire villages while kidnapping children to serve as soldiers to control mines that produce minerals needed for high-tech products. Menaced by literal and figurative snakes (both foreign and native), Sara also experiences incredible acts of kindness and courage by Africans, a stark contrast with inhumanity of the few. In the end, the movie leaves us wondering whether it is noble or futile to try to intervene.


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