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In the border town of Malpaso: Braulio works with his grandfather while his twin, Candido, remains secluded due to his albinism. After their grandfather passes, Braulio will look after Candido, who dreams of the return of their father.


Héctor Valdez
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Credited cast:
Ettore D'Alessandro ... El Arenero
Ramón Emilio Candelario Ramón Emilio Candelario ... Papo
Pepe Sierra ... La Cherna
Vicente Santos Vicente Santos ... Braulio adulto
James Saintil James Saintil ... Pasolero
Marie Michelle Bazile Marie Michelle Bazile ... Badria
Ariel Diaz Ariel Diaz ... Cándido
Jabnel Calizan Jabnel Calizan ... Hombre Bar
Brainy Serrano Brainy Serrano ... Cachibache
Peter Jean Baptiste Peter Jean Baptiste ... Tornillo
Wigberto Deschamps Wigberto Deschamps ... Gueguelo
Luis Bryan Mesa Luis Bryan Mesa ... Braulio
John Nuel Estevez John Nuel Estevez ... Venel


Candido and Braulio are fraternal twins growing up in the border town of Malpaso, Jimani, right across the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Growing up orphaned, Braulio helps his grandfather sell coal in the market while Candido stays in their secluded home due to his albinism. Their life takes a turn for the worst after the unexpected demise of their grandfather. Now Braulio will need to look after his brother and both will attempt to make ends meet in the border town market. All the while, Candido dreams of the eventual return of their estranged father. Written by HV

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Strong and deep idea and Story
14 March 2020 | by hellenvalenzuelagSee all my reviews

A really deep story with a heartbroken development full of uncertain sequences, thinking that is totally possible have a life in the exact way we saw on the screen here in D.R., lets say this story-line with better executions could be a delightful movie.

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Haitian | Spanish

Release Date:

12 March 2020 (Dominican Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

El Arenero See more »


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DOP63,443,186 (estimated)
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