El Colombian Dream (2005)




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Two young men with more ambition than sense turn to a life of crime in this dark comedy from Colombia. Pepe (Mateo Rudas) and Enrique (Santiago Rudas) are twin brothers who are both in love with the same woman, Rosita (Manuela Beltran). Hoping to leave their small town behind and bring Rosita along with them, the brothers are looking for a way to get rich quick, and in their neighborhood dealing drugs is the common way to do it. Pepe and Enrique steal some pills from a powerful local dealer, El Sagaz (Javier Gardeazabal); they're caught in the act, but the dealer takes pity on them and gives them some drugs to sell on the street. No long after, El Sagaz succumbs to an overdose, and John MacClane (Manuel Sarmiento) is convinced Pepe and Enrique are somehow responsible; MacClane hires a hit man (Julian Diaz) to track them down and eliminate them, but to his chagrin the hired killer turns out to be too soft hearted to do the job. Taking matters in his own hands, MacClane kidnaps one of the brothers only to discover that he's grabbed the wrong man, who is actually Pepe and Enrique's dad (Gonzalo de Sagarminaga). El Colombian Dream (aka The Colombian Dream) was the first feature film after a fourteen-year layoff from writer and director Felipe Aljure). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


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Felipe Aljure is one of the few, or perhaps the only, filmmaker in Colombia that I should call an 'auteur' because of his distinctive style. However, this man is way too ostentatious and his style, as unique and flashy as it is, is just vulgar, kitsch and even anger inducing. Despite all its flaws, the movie is bold and has some hilarious moments. in the final analysis, it was a wasted opportunity to show the world the autoparody and the funny side of pushers, druggies, et cetera, as some foreign films have done before.

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