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Bolivar soy yo / Bolivar I am.

Directed by: Jorge Ali Triana.

Cast: Amparo Grisales, Robinsón Díaz, Jairo Camargo, Fanny Mikey, Gustavo Angarita

The actor, Santiago Miranda, frantically abandons the production set of the popular soap opera The Lovers of the Liberator because he doesn't agree with the script considering it a misunderstanding of history and instead flees toward delusion. In Spanish with English subtitles.
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Diástole y sístole los movimientos del corazón / Diastole and sistole

Directed by: Harold Trompetero

Cast: Nicolâas Montero, Marcela Carvajal, Ramiro Meneses, Adriana Ricardo, Luis Mesa, Henry Castillo, Jaime Correa.

This acid comedy approaches the problems of contemporary sexual and romantic relationships through the eyes of a young, middle-class Colombian generation. Set in Bogota, thirty-five interwoven sketches poke fun at the cliches and absurdities in one couple's turbulent relationship. In Spanish with English subtitles. DVD.

 

 

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Maria full of grace

Directed by: Joshua Marston

Cast: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Yenny Paolo Vega, Jhon Alex Toro, Guilied Lâopez, Patricia Rae.

Maria, a poor Columbian teenager, is desperate to leave a soul-crushing job. She accepts an offer to transport packets of heroin - which she swallows - to the United States. The ruthless world of drug trafficking proves to be more than she bargained for. Spanish dialogue with optional English or French subtitles; closed-captioned. DVD.

 

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Tecnicas de duelo una cuestión de honor / Details of a duel : a question of honor

Directed by: Sergio Cabrera

Cast: Frank Ramirez, Humberto Dorado, Florina Lemaitre

"At the end of the fifties, the habitual calm of a nameless town in the heart of the Andes is shaken by the news of an up-coming duel between the local school-teacher and the butcher -- men who only yesterday were friends and political allies. Egged on by the clergy, the militia and the town's bureaucrats, a private affair becomes a gladiatorial spectacle" -- container. Spanish dialogue with English subtitles. VHS

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