Alsino y el Cóndor (Alsino and the Condor) (1982)





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Alsino & the Condor is a multinational production, utilizing financing from Nicaragua, Mexico, Cuba and Costa Rica. The film is related from the point of view of Alsino (Alan Esquivel), an impoverished Nicaraguan lad. While his country and its rotting buildings crumble all around him, the idealistic Alsino imagines himself to be a condor, flying far above his deprivations. It is during one of his hallucinations that Alsino jumps from a tree; the fall cripples him, turning him into a hunchback. He will only straighten out to his full proud height upon joining a guerilla band, fighting the corrupt government armies. Significantly, Alsino & the Condor was the first production to be filmed in Nicaragua after the Sandinista revolution and the overthrow of Somoza ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama
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Alan Esquivel
as Alsino
Alejandro Parodi
as The Major
Delia Casanova
as Rosario
Reinaldo Miravalles
as Don Nazario the Birdman
Carmen Bunster
as Alsino's Grandmother
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This Nicaraguan melodrama, starring Dean Stockwell as an American pilot, was nominated for the Foreign Language Oscar.

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Chicago Sun-Times
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