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Matar a Jesús (2017)

TV-MA | | Drama | 16 October 2017 (USA)
Lita witnesses the murder of her own father, a university professor. Frustrated over the local police she and her family starts to investigate the murder themselves. Located at the dark and... See full summary »


Laura Mora Ortega
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Cast overview:
Natasha Jaramillo Natasha Jaramillo ... Paula
Giovanny Rodríguez Giovanny Rodríguez ... Jesús
Camilo Escobar Camilo Escobar ... Jose Maria
Carmenza Cossio Carmenza Cossio ... Alicia
Juan Pablo Trujillo Juan Pablo Trujillo ... Santiago
José David Medina José David Medina ... Sancho
Juan Camilo Cárdenas Juan Camilo Cárdenas ... Gato


Lita witnesses the murder of her own father, a university professor. Frustrated over the local police she and her family starts to investigate the murder themselves. Located at the dark and violent Medellin the quest for truth and revenge starts. Written by Mikael Kjellquist

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16 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Killing Jesus See more »

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In an interview of the magazine SEMANA, with the director, the magazine asked: Why the movie? Laura Mora Ortega answered: "I used to write a lot, and people encouraged me to protest [with the writings] about my case, but since my father's death I felt that my only way of express myself [writing] was gone with him. I went to live to Australia, partly, because I couldn't live in Medellín anymore. Two years later, when I was working as a waitress to pay the university, in which I was doing Film studies, I had a dream. I was in a lookout looking at that fierce city of Medellín, and, suddenly, a guy, about my age, sat down next to me, we started talking and, all of a sudden, he says: "my name is Jesus, and I killed your father." See more »

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10 October 2017 | by fai-90469See all my reviews

Working with non-professional actors was a brave choice but it shows unfortunately in this movie. As I understood it in the Q+A after the screening, the director Laura Mora Ortega wanted locals from Medellin because they speak the language (slang) more authentic than an actor. The part where the main character Paula snaps and messes up a bedroom and the office, reminded me a bit (only a tiiiny bit) of Tommy Wiseau in the infamous "The Room". Otherwise she did good for most of the time. The script had some issues too. Near the end there was a scene about a political celebration that felt a bit forced. The dialogues with the dealer (Gato I think was his name) were awkward. Although the camera work is from time to time extremely shaky, it is well done. Some shots of the movie where totally breathtaking when they ride around at night in a festive Medellin for example. In a few shots we see the sunlight reflect beautifully on Natasha Jaramillo's (Paula) hair which acts like a canvas. The tone of the film is gripping and it has a realistic feel to it. I have very mixed feelings as you can read here. I was disappointed right after the movie but the longer I think about it the better it gets, especially with an ending like that.

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