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La Soga (The Butcher's Son) (2010)

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"La Soga" is an edgy, action-drama, combining the gritty reality of movies like "City of God" and "Amores Perros." It is the personal journey of a brave man who risks everything to find justice, a visceral and gripping story of redemption that lays bare brutality and corruption. "La Soga" is set in the neighborhoods of the Dominican Republic and Washington Heights, New York.-- (C) Official Site
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R (for violence, language and brief nudity)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Drama
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$210,625.00
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Cast

Manny Perez
as Luisito "La Soga"
Juan Fernández
as General Colon
Joseph Lyle Taylor
as Simon Burr
Margo Martindale
as Flannigan
Fantino Fernandez
as Young Luisito
Leslie Cepeda
as Young Jenny
Miguel Ángel Martínez
as Luisito's Father
Jean Johnny
as Fellito Polanco
Danilo Rodriguez
as Felipe Manuel Peralta
Sharlene Taulé
as Margarita
Johanny Sosa
as Police Commander
Celinés Toribio
as President's Assistant
Nuria Piera
as Herself
Jose Perez
as Rafa's Cousin
Ulysses Terrero
as NYC Thug
Anais Martinez
as NYC Thug's Wife
Anibal O. Leras
as Rafa's Crew #1
Anibal O. Lleras
as Rafa's Crew #1
Henry Santos Jeter
as Rafa's Crew #2
Coco Cabrera
as Carlos Batista
Sixta Morel
as Reporter
Yuri Martinez
as Guard #1
Jalsen Santana
as Guard #2
Anthony Marte
as President Fernando Linares
Pachy Méndez
as Rafa's Wife
Mery Collado
as General Colon's Wife
Carmen Brugal
as Dona Irma
Elvira Grullon
as Luisito's Aunt
Joshua Lucero
as Domino Player
Pedro Cruzmonty
as Pedophile
Ericson Batista
as Boy at Hotel Room
Ramona Liriano
as Dona Irma's Maid
Cleotilde Tavarez
as Fellito's Mother
Gilberto Tejada
as Guard at General's Mansion
Nelson Baez
as The Butcher
Gerardo Mercedes
as Wellington's Crew #1
Diogenes Rubio
as Wellington's Crew #2
Yojansel Reyes
as Rafa's Son
M. Patricia Tejada
as Jenny's Cousin
Guillermo Estrella
as Jenny's Suitor
Danilo
as Bully at Prison
Fernando Luna
as Carnival Mask Dancer
Danny Lebron
as Franco's Henchman in NYC
Janet Gonzalez
as Girl in Rafa's Apartment
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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (7)

Although at times the film gets bogged down in psychological murkiness, the relentless pace and brooding charisma of its star overcomes its narrative deficiencies.

Full Review… | August 18, 2010
Hollywood Reporter
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The film's explicit depictions of regional violence have upset some audiences, but there's no denying their impact: those butchered pigs are only the beginning.

August 13, 2010
New York Times
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For some reason, the film, directed by Josh Crook, has a schmaltzy happy ending that's out of step with the rest of the story.

Full Review… | August 13, 2010
New York Post
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Even a breaking glass is filmed in slow motion and accompanied by ominous soundtrack pounding -- unless that thud is the movie hammering the same point home again and again.

Full Review… | August 12, 2010
AV Club
Top Critic

Rings painfully familiar.

Full Review… | August 11, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

The subgenre's clichéd two-way street of corruption and redemption predictably sees our antihero finding liberation in a childhood sweetheart while facing down the crooked lawman who led him to a life of transgression.

Full Review… | August 10, 2010
Village Voice
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Audience Reviews for La Soga (The Butcher's Son)

½

Esta pelicula retratata de una manera muy realista el mundo de la corrupcion actual (tanto en policias como en ladrones), en la Republica Dominicana, Manny Perez (Crooklyn), Juan Fernandez (Arachnophobia) & Paul Calderon (Pulp Fiction) estan muy bien (hablando su idioma original ESPAÑOL), y aunque es obvio que la pelicula esta hecha con un bajo presupuesto el resultado esta de primera calidad.Muy buena.

Ramses Cairo
Ramses Cairo
½

First time seeing a Dominican movie and it was surprisingly good. Compares in a good way with some of the more popular Colombian and Mexican films. Gives a good insight on the realities and struggles with corruption in Latin American Countries. Supposed to be based on real life events that occurred.

Hugo Hernando Carrejo
Hugo Hernando Carrejo

I really liked this movie. I thought it was intense and had pretty well developed characters. La Soga was a really interesting character. In the beginning, I didn't like him too much, but then as the movie progressed I liked him a lot. His girlfriend was a pretty shallow character though, and the plot had a little bit of depth, but not as much depth as it probably could have. La Soga was a deep character, but the rest were just shallow characters that helped move the plot along. The ending was bad. Like I hated it. They director went down a completely different path with this movie. The whole movie was kind of depressing and gloomy. The fact that this movie had a "happily ever after" ending was really messed up. It didn't fit the rest of the film at all. The one part that really didn't make sense to me about La Soga was the fact that he didn't eat meat. So obviously his dad was a butcher, and he was taught to be a butcher too. I understand that after seeing how the animals die, and how traumatic it was, he refused to eat meat ever again. However, even years later, he still butchers animals. So, he is able to kill them, but he doesn't eat them? Isn't that kind of a waste? Wouldn't he want to eat the meat and you know be thankful to the pig for providing him with food? Rather than killing the pig and never touching it again? I just didn't get that. I mean he killed it...it's already dead, so he might as well eat it or else the pig died for nothing right? I just thought that was pretty stupid.

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