|Formats:||15 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Tatiana Astengo, Cristian Mercado, Manolo Cardona|
|Genres:||Drama, Gay/Lesbian, World Cinema|
|Studio:||FUSION MEDIA SALES|
|1hr 36 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 36 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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Poetic and passionate - A brokeback seafrontBy thecomedian (4 reviews) from london , 04 Nov 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]I saw this movie in a small festival in Bologna (Italy) last Saturday, never heard about it before so it happened to be a magnificent surprise. The movie is set in a seafront village in Peru, where a fisherman, Miguel (aka Mico) living with his pregnant wife, but in love with a city born painter-photographer, Santiago (Tiago).
Santiago kills himself drowning in the ocean, and returns as a ghost whom only Miguel can see. The film's better invention is the realisation that, for Miguel, having an invisible lover is a comfortable situation. He can finally living his relationship with Tiago without hiding himself, despite living in a small deeply catholic community where homosexuality is condemned as sin.
But unfortunately this situation doesn't last very long, and Miguel will face the hostility of his village revealing his relationship with Santiago and giving him a proper funeral ceremony.
The lead actors performances are astonishing and the small Peruvian village set is something you wouldn't easily forget.
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A beautiful tragedyBy Littleghost (1 review) , 10 Dec 2013A great debut film and shot beautifully with moving performances by the main characters that ring true in today's world.
Great realistic storyBy a customer , 01 Dec 2013Amazing film. The story, the photography, the performance of the characters. Really well made and worth watching. Reminded me a bit of the argentinian film Plan B.
Proper love story. Better than 'Ghost'By BearSimon (1 review) , 27 Nov 2013Surprisingly good. Ok us gays are portrayed as tragic figures yet again but add a bit of South American magic realism and this is a really touching love story. Less mawkish than Ghost, I'd highly recommend this.
Much of the world is still like thisBy Steveupnorth (1 review) , 06 Nov 2013I guess plenty of people have already said it's Brokeback Mountain by the sea in Peru. The sad thing is, as the film is set in our times, this means sexual liberation in this part of the world is like the North America of the 1950s. The two leads were very believable. And the rest. It all looks very pretty.
Beautiful film. Unusual story.By Tobyornottoby (21 reviews) , 15 Oct 2013I don't write reviews very often, but this is an Excellent film. Watched it twice now and still blub at the end. Beautiful to look at, acting is wonderful. Will definitely watch a third time.