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Taxi Para Tres (A Cab for Three)
Orlando Lubbert
This dark comedy about a taxi driver in the wrong place at the wrong time was a box office smash in its native Chile. Ulises finds himself in a rough neighborhood when his cab breaks down and seeks the aid of two young men who happen to be small-time thieves. He unwillingly joins them on a crime spree and finds that a life of crime isn't all that bad. Winner of the Golden Shell award for Best Feature Film at the 2001 San Sebastian Film Festival. In Spanish with English subtitles. Chile, 2001, 89 mins.
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Foreign Films - South American and Latin American Films


25 Watts
Juan Pablo Rebella/Pablo Stoll
Twenty-four hours in the lives of three young, wayward friends are chronicled in this impressive, low-budget charmer from Uruguay. Directors Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll follow the trio's drift through existence, which allows them time to ponder their state of chronic boredom, wax philosophic on life, and encounter a variety of bizarre characters. Winner of the Youth Jury Prize at the 2001 Rotterdam Film Festival. In Spanish with English subtitles. Uruguay, 2001, 94 mins.
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Amor en Concreto
Franco De Pena
When Tony (Alejandro Chaban) gets kicked out of the car by his father during an argument on the highway, the lives of those veering past--a transvestite hooker, a potential suicide, a cabbie, and more--become unexpectedly intertwined. Franco De Pena's Venezuelan drama unfolds against the background of a bustling city, revealing fascinating glimpses of lives that intermingle mysteriously. In Spanish with English subtitles. Venezuela, 2003, 99 mins.
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Caracas: Love Unto Death
Gustavo Balza
A teen (Luke Grande) on the run from cops and local gangsters and a pregnant, homeless girl caught between her priest and doctor (Eliana Lopez) are just two of the characters trapped by bleak circumstances in this feature debut by Venezuelan filmmaker Gustavo Balza. A Best Film winner at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival. In Spanish with English subtitles. Venezuela, 2000, 91 mins.
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Caribe
Esteban Ramirez
Expressively lensed and teeming with passionate energy, Esteban Ramirez's Costa Rican drama chronicles the twists and turns of a fiery romantic triangle and the steady march of a ruthless corporate takeover. Jorge Perugorria (Strawberry and Chocolate) stars as Vincente, a middle-aged man who lives with his beautiful wife (Cuca Escribano) on a remote banana plantation. Their idyll is shattered, however, when a multinational oil conglomerate begins an aggressive campaign to drill offshore, and Vincente falls into a torrid affair with his wife's half-sister (Maya Zapata). "Puts a new country on the cinematic map" (Variety). In Spanish with English subtitles. Costa Rica, 2004, 90 mins.
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Celestial Clockwork
Fina Torres
With her only dress on her back and a poster of her idol under her arm, a young woman dives into a modern-day fairy tale. Pursing her longtime dream in Paris, Ana's (Ariadna Gil of Pan's Labyrinth) adventure is filled with distractions and obstacles, including a gay clairvoyant, an eccentric psychoanalyst, a Puerto Rican witch doctor and a jealous roommate determined to bring her down. But when all is said and done, she will become the belle of the ball. "Outrageous, funny and a visual delight" (Siskel & Ebert). In French and Spanish with English subtitles. Venezuela, 1995, 85 mins.
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City of M
Felipe Degregori
Unemployed and living a life of leisure and heavy partying, "M" seems to have everything he needs except money. An old friend offers him a chance at some fast, seemingly easy cash by transporting some cocaine between Central America and Miami. Soon "M" is caught up in a dangerous game where survival is the only goal. A fast-paced and highly sexual drama from Peru. In Spanish with English subtitles. Peru, 2000, 102 mins.`
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The City of the Dogs (La Ciudad y los Perros)
Francisco J. Lombardi
A terrific film adaptation of the great South American novel by Mario Vargas Llosa, The City of Dogs is the powerful story of a young man's upbringing in the military academy, and eventual disillusionment with the military structures, the power that they represent, and the system that they enforce. The original title of Llosa's novel was "Time of the Hero". In Spanish with English subtitles. Peru, 1985, 135 mins.
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The Day Silence Died
Paolo Agazzi
A rural Bolivian village, blissfully free from the harshness of the modern world, has its peaceful state disrupted when a mysterious stranger sets up a radio and loudspeakers in the town square and begins playing music and selling airtime to villagers to broadcast their gossip and secret desires. Before long, the town is awash in bitter rivalries, betrayals, and emotional overload. But is there more fiction than fact to the community's downfall? A satirical fable with "fine detail, fun characters, a fair amount of whimsy, a little sex, some terrific music, and an exciting finale" (Henry Cabot Beck, Film.com). In Spanish with English subtitles. Bolivia, 1998, 108 mins.
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Cocaina Mortal (Deadly Cocaine)
Pablo Rodriguez
Victor loses his son to a drug overdose and, as a result of his grief, decides to take matters into his own hands. Taking to the streets to off drug dealers, Victor learns that Danny, a drug cartel leader, will soon be arriving from Europe with an important shipment. DEA agents are on Danny's trail, but will Victor reach him first? In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Uruguay, 2001, 91 mins.
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Como Voy A Olvidarte (How Can I Forget You?)
Bernardo Canizares
The title of this Latin American box office favorite is borrowed from a hit song by the renowned Ecuadorian pop musician Segundo Rosero. Like the song, Bernardo Canizares' film explores the search for human happiness and the unpredictability of destiny. With Rafael Rivelles, Juan Calvo, Segundo Rosero, Ana Cristina Botero, and Daniel Moreno. In Spanish with English subtitles. Ecuador, 2004, 80 mins.
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Coronation
Silvio Caiozzi
Winner of 39 international awards and the most honored film in Chilean history, Silvio Caiozzi's drama is a beautifully photographed and haunting tale of obsession and repressed desire set against the backdrop of a decaying mansion in Santiago. Glum, middle-aged bachelor Don Andres hires Estela, a 17-year old country girl, to care for his wealthy and abusive grandmother. As time passes, he grows increasingly obsessed with her, blinding himself to the threats around him and to his own mental breakdown. Based on a novel by Jose Donoso. In Spanish with English subtitles. Chile, 2000, 140 mins.
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Destiny Has No Favorites
Alvaro Velarde
Alvaro Velarde spoofs telenovelas with campy flair in this Peruvian comedy about a bored, upper-class housewife who inadvertently finds herself in the middle of a soap opera after lending her home for shooting. Sparks fly in Velarde's fiendishly overwrought and self-referential ode to the serial melodrama. With Monica Steuer, Paul Vega, and Celine Aguirre. In Spanish with English subtitles. Peru, 2003, 87 mins.
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Details of a Duel
Sergio Cabrera
One morning a teacher and a butcher leave home to go about their business, which, on this day, includes preparing for death. Contrary to their true natures, one must kill the other by mid-afternoon. Egged on by the clergy, the militia and the town's bureaucrats, a private affair becomes a gladiatorial spectacle. A comedy about escalation, anticipation, and manners, this absurdly inexorable process is the subject of Sergio Cabrera's wry first feature. Spanish with English subtitles. Colombia, 1989, 97 mins.
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Don't Tell Anyone
Francisco J. Lombardi
A young man tries to be true to himself and his sexual identity in the oppressive atmosphere of modern Catholic Peru in this vivid and touching drama with a comic edge. A memorable coming-out story that illuminates the climate of machismo discrimination in the country it is set in. In Spanish with English subtitles. Peru, 1998, 111 mins.
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Dias de Santiago
Josue Mendez
Pietro Sibille (Proof of Life) stars as Santiago, a Peruvian army veteran who's only 23 but in no way wet behind the ears. Haunted by the violence that he's seen and participated in, Santiago finds himself unable to integrate back into society. Director Josue Mendez utilizes a distinctive mix of color and black-and-white film stock in "a remarkably assured debut that earns its similarity to Taxi Driver" (Sam Adams, Philadelphia City Paper). In Spanish with English subtitles. Peru, 2004, 83 mins.
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El Leyton: Hasta que la Muerte Nos Separe (El Leyton: Until Death Do Us Part)
Gonzalo Justiniano
Infidelity heats up a small Chilean fishing village in this steamy film from Gonzalo Justiniano. Modesto, a quiet, hardworking fisherman, marries the beautiful virgin, Marta. After the consecration of the marriage, Marta is unimpressed with her new husband's abilities in bed and when Modesto's best friend Leyton aggressively pursues her, she makes no objections. In Spanish with English subtitles. Chile/France, 2002, 96 mins.
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El Niki
Gonzalo Justiniano
As part of a group of directionless poor youths, Niki spends his life in endless parties and petty crimes. He continues on this meaningless path until he meets a pretty girl, who helps him seek his ambition of making better money through more serious crimes, including drug dealing. Trouble then ensues for Niki and his friends in this riveting dark drama. In Spanish with English subtitles. Chile, 1990, 91 mins.
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El Nominado
Nacho Argiro/Gabriel Lopez
A group of contestants on a reality show are pushed to the limits in this Chilean thriller. Dropped by helicopter into the snow-covered Andes Mountains, the 12 people live together in an underground bunker, every move of their lives captured on camera. Each week one of the contestants is voted off the show, but when one man refuses to leave, the dangers grows while the ratings skyrocket. In Spanish with English subtitles. Chile, 2004, 99 mins.
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El Rey
Jose Antonio Dorado
Fernando Solorzano stars as Pedro Rey, a businessman who seizes the opportunity to exploit America's cocaine appetite by building his small Colombian drug trade into an empire. Along the way, he hires small time crooks, Peace Corps volunteers, peasants, cops and politicians to protect his growing business keeping a watchful eye on anyone he may ultimate betray. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Colombia, 2004, 120 mins.
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Emerald Cowboy
Andrew Molina
Japanese-American immigrant Eishy Hayata moved to Columbia and became a green warrior--a hired gun in the country's emerald trade. Before long he was on of the world's top emerald exporters. Also known as Esmeraldero, the film was produced by Hayata and based on his memoir, begging the question, is this just a self-indulgent vanity project, or an autobiographical film about a true folk hero? You decide. In English, Spanish, and Japanese with English subtitles. Columbia, 2002, 92 mins.
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The Exile (La Frontera)
Ricardo Larrain
This beautiful, lyrical film from Chile tells the story of a math teacher (Patricio Contreras) who is framed by the government and sent into exile on a small island of outcasts. Among the unusual people living there is a lonely woman who caretakes the house of her childhood. Conflicts ensue when he develops a relationship with her and ponders the future for both of them. In Spanish with English subtitles. Chile, 1991, 120 mins.
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The Fall of Fujimori
Ellen Perry
From 1990 to late 2000, Alberto Fujimori served as the President of Peru, successfully restoring economic stability to the country even as he provoked the ire of many observers for his authoritarian style and human rights abuses. Ellen Perry's documentary traces Fujimori's rise from the son of impoverished Japanese immigrants, his ambitious plans for domestic reform, his controversial 1992 "self-coup", the infamous 1995 hostage crisis at the Japanese Embassy, and more. Constructed from archival footage and a series of extraordinary interviews with Fujimori himself, Perry's film is "a fascinating, haunting, unintentionally gruesome spectacle... [with] echoes of Shakespearean tragedy" (Salon). Includes director commentary, Leonard Maltin interview, Suppression of the Press featurette, FARC Arms Deal featurette, character updates, and more. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. USA, 2005, 83 mins.
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The First Night
Luis Alberto Restrepo
From Colombian filmmaker Luis Alberto Restrepo comes this South American film festival favorite that puts a human face on the harsh social realities of present day Colombia. Set amidst a civil war, two brothers--one a soldier, the other a guerilla--are fighting on opposing sides in the Colombian jungle. When the woman they share is forced to abandon her village, she leaves for the city in hopes of finding a better life for her and her child. However, without shelter and no one to fall back on, they are at the mercy of the city when night falls. Riveting, heartfelt, and honest. In Spanish with English subtitles. Colombia, 2003, 90 mins.
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Goodbye Momo
Leonardo Ricagni
In the tradition of magic realism, Leonardo Ricagni's A Dios Momo uses the carnival atmosphere to transport viewers to an enchanted time and place where reality and dreams collide. Obdulio, an 11-year-old Afro-Uruguayan boy from the streets, can neither read nor write. He lives with his grandmother and supports them by selling newspapers. One evening, he discovers that the night watchman at the newspaper is a magical "Maestro," who introduces the boy to the power of literacy and the meaning of life. Against the backdrop of Uruguay's stimulating carnival, the Maestro teaches Obdulio with the lyrics of the "murgas," the songs of the carnival. "Achieves a rich visual and spiritual sensibility unparalleled today" (AFI Fest). In Spanish with English subtitles. Uruguay, 2005, 100 mins.
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Guaguasi
Jorge Ulla
Seen through the eyes of a dismally naive peasant who falls in love with a Havana chorus girl, Guaguasi is a mesmerizing view of the Cuban Revolution. As this absurd romance is orchestrated and betrayed by Guaguasi's mentor, the dramatic elements of a love triangle emerge as a compelling metaphor for a country in transition. Cuban director Jorge Ulla (Nobody Listened) handles the story expertly, avoiding turning it into a political tract. Quirky, nearly surreal, and touchingly human, the film perpetuates the myth of Havana in glorious decadence. It also leaves us with a mysterious yet powerful snapshot of one of the most significant events of the 20th Century. "Beautiful, humane, and undogmatic... A moving and disturbing story of sexual innocence and corruption" (Susan Sontag). In Spanish with English subtitles. Dominican Republic, 1979, 107 mins.
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Huelepega (Glue Sniffer)
Elia Schneider
Venezuela's submission to the 2000 Academy Awards is a gritty urban drama detailing the dangerous lives led by a group of Venezuelan street kids, particularly Oliver, who is thrown out of his home by his alcoholic stepfather. Without families or schools to provide any guidance and support, Oliver and his new friends are left to their own devices, which soon lead them into drugs, guns and worse. In Spanish with English subtitles. Venezuela, 2000, 119 mins.
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Ilona Arrives with the Rain
Sergio Cabrera
Based on the award-winning novel by Colombian author Alvaro Mutis, this rousing adventure follows three wanderers in search of fortune in 1950's Panama City. A smuggler stranded in Panama stumbles upon his former love and cohort, Ilona. When they learn that an old compatriot is imprisoned in a Panamanian jail, they spring him and the three embark on a new money-making scheme. In Spanish with English subtitles. Colombia/Spain/Italy, 1996, 111 mins.
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The Jackal of Nahueltoro
Miguel Littin
Considered one of the greatest masterpieces from South America, this bleak and amazingly beautiful thriller became a milestone of the "new wave" of Chilean cinema. It tells the true story of Jose del Carmen Valenzuela Torres, a desperately poor and homeless youth who barely scrapes by with occasional labor. Practically abandoned by his family, he spends his days in the wild and nights getting drunk. As an adult, he meets a single poor mother with four children, a possible source of some stability, but when the mother is evicted, all of them are left homeless, leading to a night of drunken debauchery and a shockingly savage murder spree. "When a murderer seems as vulnerable as his victims, that's proof of the film maker's talent. The Jackal of Nahueltoro...is a remarkable picture" (Nora Sayre, New York Times). In Spanish with English subtitles. Chile, 1969, 95 mins.
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Julio Comienza en Julio (Julio Begins in July)
Silvio Caiozzi
This film, made during the Pinochet dictatorship, was made by Silvio Caiozzi, considered one of Chile's greatest directors. Despite the ever-present threat of censorship during this time, he was able to create this lyrical and beautiful epic, mirroring the repressive times with a turn-of-the-20th century story about the unbridled power of a ruthless landowner, his horrendous treatment of the local church, and the deepening conflicts with his 15-year old son who falls in love with a prostitute his father sent to him on his birthday. In Spanish with English subtitles. Chile, 1977, 120 mins.
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The Last Train (El Ultimo Tren)
Diego Arsuaga
Hollywood producers decide to purchase an antique locomotive in Uruguay. While the news is welcomed by many locals, members of the "Friends of the Railroad Association" are not happy and decide to sabotage the sale by obstructing its transfer to the U.S. They seize the train and embark upon a trip throughout the countryside. Their action causes a police pursuit and inadvertently brings hope to a community abandoned when the train stopped running many years ago. The film won numerous awards including Best Foreign Language Film in Spain (Goya) and at the Montreal World Film Festival. With Hector Alterio, Pepe Soriano, Federico Luppi, Gaston Pauls. In Spanish with English subtitles. Argentina/Spain/Uruguay, 2002, 93 mins.
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Machuca
Andres Wood
A coming-of-age story set in Pinochet-era Chile, Andres Wood's semi-autobiographical film charts the friendship between an affluent 11-year-old (Matias Quer) and a youngster from the wrong side of the tracks (Ariel Mateluna). Although their bond transcends class divisions, the violent political unrest in boys' country threatens to undo their friendship. Recognized as the first Chilean film to deal with this turbulent period in modern history. "Both sweet and stringent, attuned to the wonders of childhood as well as its cruelty and terror" (A.O. Scott, New York Times). In Spanish with English subtitles. Chile, 2004, 115 mins.
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Manana Te Cuento
Eduardo Mendoza de Echave
Adolescent male friends determined to lose their virginity meet their match in a trio of older, promiscuous women who treat sex much more casually in this Peruvian teen comedy. With Bruno Ascenzo, Oscar Beltran, Jason Day, and Angie Jibaja. In Spanish WITHOUT ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Peru, 2005, 90 mins.
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Marasmo
Mauricio Mendiola
Love, passion and revenge are in the air when a young woman meets a handsome police sergeant on a bus ride through the jungles of Colombia. When the bus is ambushed by guerilla forces, a series of climactic events that result in dramatic and fatal revelations. Filmed on-location in Costa Rica, the scenery is the true star in this charged drama. In Spanish with English subtitles. Columbia/Costa Rico, 2003, 90 mins.
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Negocios Son Negocios
Jorge De Bernardi
In this sly farce from the Dominican Republic, an unassuming everyman is mistaken for the wealthy president of a prestigious bank. His daily grind is replaced by an abundance of wealth, power, and women, but it also leads to trouble with the law. With Irvin Alberti, Nurin Sanlley, Karina Larrauri, and Luis Jose German. In Spanish WITHOUT ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Dominican Republic, 2004, 94 mins.
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Oedipus Mayor
Jorge Ali Triana
This violent, sultry update of Sophocles' classic tale of patricide and incest was co-written by Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez (A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings). Set in modern-day Columbia, the drama revolves around a local mayor sent to a small town in the Andes to negotiate peace among guerrilla revolutionaries, peasants, and the Columbian army. A torrid romance with the prickly widow of a warlord sparks the young man's tragic downfall. The stunning cinematography of the lush Columbian landscape comes courtesy of acclaimed cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto (Brokeback Mountain, Babel). In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico/Spain/Columbia, 1996, 100 mins.
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Oriana
Fina Torres
A taut, gothic, Latin American romance, winner of the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Marie returns to a rundown Venezuelan house in the jungle where she spent summers as a child. Her return ignites memories of a summer when her adolescent sexual curiosity led to a surprising encounter. "An exotic Jane Eyre set in a jungle-choked hacienda" (Seattle Weekly). With Doris Wells and Daniela Silverio. Spanish with English subtitles. Venezuela, 1991, 92 mins.
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Our Lady of the Assassins
Barbet Schroeder
Barbet Schroeder's first film away from Hollywood in 13 years also ranks as one of his best. A writer returns home to Colombia, with the intention of taking his own life, to find his hometown is a center for cocaine production and gang warfare. He becomes involved intimately with a teenaged gang member, but their relationship only brings the writer closer to the tragic state of his homeland. Shot guerilla-style digital video, on location in Colombia without permits, this film reaffirmed Schroeder's directorial vitality. In Spanish with English subtitles. Colombia/France 2000 101 mins. DVD | $44.95  

Pasion de Gavilanes
Rodrigo Triana
The three Reyes brothers are honest, good-natured men when an unexpected tragedy sets them out for revenge. Along the way they meet three daughters of the Elizondo family, the father of whom was responsible for the brothers' misfortune. This very popular Telemundo novella from Colombia is presented on a 5-DVD box set. In Spanish with English subtitles. Colombia, 2003.
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Perder Es Cuestion De Metodo
Sergio Cabrera
Daniel Giminez Cacho (Bad Education) stars as a reporter who uncovers some disturbing truths about the Bogota underworld while investigating a gruesome slaying. With help from a savvy prostitute (Martina Garcia), the newspaperman discovers that the death could be part of a broader conspiracy. With music from Los Aterciopelados. In Spanish with English subtitles. Colombia, 2004, 105 mins.
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Ratas, Ratones, Rateros
Sebastian Cordero
In this tough yet compassionate tale of innocence lost, a young petty thief sees his life of minor delinquency transformed into a violent, criminal nightmare when his ex-con cousin comes into his life. Caught up in his cousin's dirty dealings, he begins to succumb to the worst elements in poverty-stricken Ecuador. Honored as Best Film at the Latin American Film Festival, Trieste 2000, and nominated for a Goya Award as Best Spanish Language Foreign Film. In Spanish with English subtitles. Ecuador, 1999, 107 mins.
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Rodrigo D: No Future
Victor Gaviria
A truly powerful film about growing up on the streets in the drug capital of Medelin, Colombia. Shot in quasi-documentary style, many of the young people who appeared in the film are now dead or in jail. In the tradition of Los Olvidados and Pixote, we meet a variety of young people who will never have to worry about growing old. Spanish with English subtitles. Colombia, 1990, 93 mins.
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Sex with Love
Boris Querica
A group of parents bicker about how sex education should be taught to their fourth-grade children, yet seem incapably of maintaining their own sexual relationships, in this smart and very funny Chilean film. Called no less than "the most successful Chilean film ever" (La Segunda), Boris Quercia's bawdy comedy follows three couples who swing wildly back and forth between fidelity and unrestrained erotic passion. In Spanish with English subtitles. Chile, 2003, 107 mins.
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Sicario: Assassin for Hire
Jose Novoa
Tired of his family's stifling poverty, a young boy named Jairo gets involved with the world of crime when street kids coerce him to take part in a robbery. He takes on a job as a hired assassin--a Sicario--for a local drug lord. He becomes an expert killer, and soon is immersed in a world where anyone can kill and die for money. However, Jairo decides he's had enough: he quickly learns that there is no such thing as an easy way out. Sicario is a heart-wrenching, award-winning story of the day-to-day reality of urban street life in Colombia. Starring Gledys Ibarra, Pedro Lander, and Laureano Olivarez. In Spanish with English subtitles. Venezuela, 1994, 105 mins.
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The Silence of Neto
Luis Argueta
Mixing magic-realism and historical events, this "fine, richly entertaining film" (Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune) is the first film produced entirely in Guatemala. Filmed in the colonial city of Antigua, it tells the politically charged story of a young boy striving to follow his dreams while his country struggles to preserve democracy amidst CIA cold-war propaganda. Through the eyes of young Neto, we are given an authentic insider's look at the diverse people of Guatemala and the historical events that have shaped their destiny. Spanish with English subtitles. Guatemala 1994 106 mins.
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Taxi Para Tres (A Cab for Three)
Orlando Lubbert
This dark comedy about a taxi driver in the wrong place at the wrong time was a box office smash in its native Chile. Ulises finds himself in a rough neighborhood when his cab breaks down and seeks the aid of two young men who happen to be small-time thieves. He unwillingly joins them on a crime spree and finds that a life of crime isn't all that bad. Winner of the Golden Shell award for Best Feature Film at the 2001 San Sebastian Film Festival. In Spanish with English subtitles. Chile, 2001, 89 mins.
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A Titan in the Ring
Viviana Cordero
Every week, the people in a small peaceful village in the Andean Mountains look forward to the Saturday evening wrestling matches. Unfortunately, a corrupt businessman has ruined their fun by bringing in fighters who dominate the ring. Things begin to change for the better, though, with the sudden arrival of a new priest and a wrestler named The Argonaut. In Spanish with English subtitles. Equador, 2002, 111 mins.
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Tres Noches (Three Nights)
Fernando Venturini
When the corpse of a reputed mobster appears unexpectedly, all signs point to a crime of passion. But the grim and bitter detective Ferran suspects that there is more to the crime than meets the eye and sets out on a journey through the strange universe of Latin American nightclubs in order to solve the murder. In Spanish with English subtitles. Venezuela, 2001, 105 mins.
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The Wait
Aldo Garay
Aldo Garay's film tells the story of three intertwined characters: a mother, her daughter and their neighbor. Their dependent coexistence is driven by loneliness and a yearning for genuine affection, but the happiness they pursue cannot be obtained because of the price life exacts. Garay's masterful mise-en-scene and painterly eye together to create a film with a power that goes beyond words. "...this film is a picture of minimal and obscure lives accomplished with visual beauty" (Eluniverso.com). In Spanish with English subtitles. Uruguay, 2002, 65 mins.
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Whisky
Pablo Stoll/Juan Pablo Rebella
A gentle, droll drama from the directors of 25 Watts that gazes at the eternal mysteries of life: loneliness, aging, death and love. Jacobo and Marta have worked side-by-side for twenty-five years at a failing sock factory, with one barely speaking to the other the entire time. The arrival of Jacobo's lively younger brother throws a wrench into their repetitive lives, though, prompting Jacobo to ask Marta to pose as his wife in order to impress his sibling. The comic situations and revelations that arise lead each to confront their own life paths. Winner of an Un Certain Regard Prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and a Silver Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival. In Spanish with English subtitles. Uruguay, 2004, 94 mins.
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