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Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego Colombia, 2018

Andrew Lang's rating of the film Birds of Passage

Transcendent in places. Loved the first half. But given the director's wish to eschew the way the Colombian drug trade is represented in US movies, I was frustrated that many plot points seemed ripped from American drug movies like Scarface and The Godfather: The good-guy sucked in by greed, the hothead friend, the killing of a brother, the family imploding, the eventual ruin...All familiar