A middle-class engineer, married and from a good family, Santiago has serious money problems. A childhood friend introduces him to the garage-owning, cocaine smuggling Gerardo. Fascinated by the atmosphere of decadent parties, drugs and easy women, Santiago is caught up in whirlpool of easy money, drug traffickers and hired hitmen. But his family and professional situation deteriorate as he becomes the slave of the violent spiral of crime with no way out. —TCM
Colombian filmmaker Victor Gaviria, internationally recognized for his films ‘La Vendedora de Rosas’ and ‘Rodrigo D: No Futuro’, is preparing the shooting of a film about high school students in a Bogota slum.
The filmmaker, famous for his focus on the marginalized in Colombian society, will be shot in Ciudad Bolivar, one of Bogota’s most infamous slums and star the students of local high schools, who are forced to deal with violence on a daily basis.
According to local Education Secretary Jorge Perez, some 6,000 pupils of 30 high schools will take part in the production of the movie. The initiative is to give the teenagers an alternative way to spend their time away from violence.
The students, through forums and audiovisual workshops, are involved in the pre-production of the film.
Gaviria won international critical acclaim with his 1990 movie ‘Rodrigo D: No Futuro’ about young punks in Medellin. ‘Rodrigo D’ and his 1998 movie ‘La Vendedora de Rosas’ both… read more