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José (2018)

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José (19 years old) lives with his Mother (50s) in Guatemala City - a typical lower-class existence in one of the world's most dangerous, religious, and impoverished countries. She never ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Enrique Salanic Enrique Salanic ... Jose
Manolo Herrera Manolo Herrera ... Luis
Ana Cecilia Mota Ana Cecilia Mota ... Mom
Jhakelyn Waleska Gonzalez Gonzalez Jhakelyn Waleska Gonzalez Gonzalez ... Monica
Esteban Lopez Ramirez Esteban Lopez Ramirez ... Carlos
Cesar Lorenzo Yojcom Candido Cesar Lorenzo Yojcom Candido ... Manager
Juan Andres Molina Cardona Juan Andres Molina Cardona ... Juan
Alba Irene Lemus Alba Irene Lemus ... Grandma
Carlos Humberto Fuentes Maldonado Carlos Humberto Fuentes Maldonado ... Dancing teacher
Jennifer Cecilia Amoia Mota Jennifer Cecilia Amoia Mota ... Sister
Evelyn Celinda Bautista Torres Evelyn Celinda Bautista Torres ... Luis's mom
Jashua Belvino Argueta Mejia Jashua Belvino Argueta Mejia ... Paolo
Valeria Maribel Xutuc Reyes Valeria Maribel Xutuc Reyes ... Emma
Mytian Ticas Mytian Ticas ... Unattractive guy
Rony Andres Saavedra Rony Andres Saavedra ... Bus boy
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José (19 years old) lives with his Mother (50s) in Guatemala City - a typical lower-class existence in one of the world's most dangerous, religious, and impoverished countries. She never had a husband, and José is her youngest and favorite child. Her life is her church, and selling sandwiches at a bus stop. José spends his days on cramped buses and fighting traffic as he runs food to waiting drivers. Aloof and resigned to things as they are, he fills his free moments playing with his phone and random sex arranged on street corners and dating apps. When he meets Luis, a migrant from the rural Caribbean coast, they pursue an unexpected relationship and José is thrust into passion and pain and self-reflection that was previously unimaginable. Written by anonymous

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a simple story about love - filmed in Guatemala, in Spanish with English subtitles See more »

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Country:

Guatemala | USA

Language:

Spanish

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February 2019 (USA) See more »

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Jose See more »

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YQstudio LLC See more »
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Violence in Guatemala was normalized by now-ended 35-year civil war, tragically (in 2016) it still ranks #2 globally for risk of violent crime (Verisk Maplecroft Criminality Index) See more »

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