Posted 2 June, 2014 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

The best film of each Latin American country, according to IMDb

The 17 October 1990 network reached the IMDb database accelerating all information related to movies, production team staff (including directors and producers), actors, TV series, TV, video game, and voice actors, more recently, fictional characters featured in visual entertainment media. Eight years later, in 1998, the site was acquired by AMAZON and even today receives over 100 million unique users per month.

Recently, IMDb voted on a list of films that represent the best film in each Latin American country. The list was voted by millions of users worldwide and these were the results:

La mejor película de cada país latinoamericano, según IMDb

The list was unveiled by a map showing the film produced and filmed in every country in Latin America. We considered only Brazil and Spanish-speaking countries.

Guatemala, The golden cage

Although this film is of Mexican production, was filmed on Guatemalan soil. The Golden Cage tells the story of two teenagers who leave their village and soon joins an indigenous. Together we will live the ordeal suffered by millions of people, forced by circumstances to undertake a treacherous journey with an uncertain ending. On the way friendship emerges, solidarity, fear, injustice, pain.

In the film, selected natural actors starring in numerous castings in Guatemala and Mexico, participated as extras over 600 actual migrants in transit to the United States. The Golden Cage was filmed on location in Guatemala, U.S. and Mexican states of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Morelos, State of Mexico, Jalisco, Michoacán, Sonora and Baja California.

Mexico, Amores perros

Amores Perros is the first feature from Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu. Junto a 21 Grams and Babel form the Trilogy of Death.

T he film is divided into three groups of characters whose substories but never its most important stages are known and start match from a car accident.

Honduras, Love and beans

Karen is desperate, her husband Dionisio tardea comes home and she continues to feed suspicions. The situation is introduced Karen to an impulsive world desperate to uncover the truth and, To complicate matters further, her neighbor and best friend, Nicole, accompanying influence and looking for the secret of Dionysus. Full of character and typical customs of Honduras, Love and Beans is a typical Central American history with the experience of two women who enjoy life, Love and what lies beyond.

Costa Rica, Of Love and Other Demons

Based on the novel by Gabriel García Márquez, Of Love and Other Demons is a film adaptation of Hilda Hidalgo. The film was shot in the original scenarios in which the plot unfolds, in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Its main actors are the Spanish and Colombian Pablo Derqui Eliza Triana. Count the forbidden love between Mary Servant, a girl condemned by the Catholic Church, Cayetano, a priest who fights to save his soul, and the conflict between religion, Passion and science.

Colombia, The colors of the mountain

Directed by Carlos Arbelaez, tells the story of Manuel and his friends from school, who has an old ball with which he plays football every day in the field. He dreams of becoming a great goalkeeper soccer. And the dream seems to come true when, Ernesto, his father, gives him a new ball. But an unexpected accident sends the ball flying into a minefield. Despite the danger, Manuel refuses to abandon his treasure ... He convinces Julián and Poca Luz, his two best friends, to rescue it with him. Amid the adventures and kids games, the signs of armed conflict start to appear in the lives of the inhabitants of 'La Pradera.

Ecuador, Rats, mice, Reivers

Directed by Sebastian Codero, tells the story of a young man who, in the precarious daily life of Salvador, ventures into street robbery with some friends. His "adventures" you will be disrupted by the arrival of his cousin Angel, an ex-con in trouble. Rats, mice, thieves shows the world of petty criminals in Ecuador. A story about the loss of innocence, through the story of a young man who loses the few things that made sense in your life.

Perà º, Crosscurrent

Directed by Javier Fuentes-León, account the unusual ghost story set on the Peruvian coast; there, a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within rigid traditions of his people.

Cuba, Memories of Underdevelopment

Based on the novel by Edmundo Desnoes, Memories of Underdevelopment is a film by Tomas Gutierrez Alea. As in the eponymous novel, the film delivers a monologue inside look at the street. It is an introspective and ironic story of how the contradictions of bourgeois can be reflected as a mirror in a society where the bourgeoisie has taken the lead.

Parallel, a personal history of non-trivial results occur in the heady days of the revolution is shown, when all the contradictions reached their highest point.

Dominican Republic, Neither is natural

After her mother dies in an accident, Mary, of 18 age, decides to find the father she never knew, finding in an old house in a neglected banana plantation, an enigmatic Haitian Montifá called as his only companion. With no one else in the world, has no choice but to live with this old recently widowed and having to confront the ghosts of the past.

Puerto Rico, Finale

Written and directed by Raúl Marchand Sánchez, The film deals with issues of life of seniors and sexuality are taboo ...

When friends Rafael, Paul and Anselmo escape from a nursing home, discover that there is no age to be young. Their journey takes them to the beach where Carlos, grandson Rafael, participates in a surfing competition. Together they live a day full of adventures, laughter, romances and friendship that changes the lives of everyone and makes possible the reunion of three generations.

Colombia, Mary, Full of Grace

A film co-production between Colombia and the United States directed by Joshua Marston which addresses the drama lived by called drug mule.

Venezuela, Brother

In a country where the dominant sport is baseball, two brothers (Daniel y Julio) struggling to cope through their favorite sport: football, while living daily in the midst of violence and poverty in a rough neighborhood in Caracas. Daniel is an outstanding front, save a phenomenon. July, greater, is the captain of his team, outstanding leadership. They are foster brothers. Daniel wishes with all his might play professionally while Julio keeps the family with dirty money: not have time to dream. The opportunity of their lives arrives when a scout invites them to a test in the famous city team: the Caracas Football Club.

Bolivia, The day she died the silence

The film takes us back to the days when radio was unique, a miracle. So what the inhabitants of a small town that served manipulative charm of the spoken word to break the harmony of this primitive place with people with too much emotion comes quiet living. Located in a place where everything is possible, tape is no stranger to the magical realism of Latin American literature, and honors, without significance trasnochadas, from a naive approach, like every film that comes from other places across the pond culturally marginalized. (The Cultural, Spain)

Chile, Machuca

The story takes place in Santiago in 1973 and is based on an actual experiment done at the time of the socialist government of Salvador Allende. Gonzalo, a child of eleven, studying at Saint Patricks College, a religious institution in studying children of the middle and upper classes in Santiago. Father McEnroe this school brings a new group of children, all lower class, in order to educate them without discrimination and to learn to respect each other including. After some facts friendship born between Gonzalo and Machuca. Both children visit their homes at different times, and meet their families and inner realities that both live from social classes, but the social confrontation at that time impossible the success of the experiment.

Paraguay, Seven boxes

Directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori., tells the story of Victor, one of carretillero 17 years working in the Market 4 Asuncion, a hostile and highly competitive world, need to get money. Then receives a rather unusual proposal: transporting seven boxes with unknown content in exchange for 100 dollars. With a mobile phone provided Victor begins the journey. Must cross only eight blocks, but things get complicated along the way you. When it gets dark, Victor realizes who has engaged in too dangerous business.

Uruguay, Whiskey

Directed by Pablo Stoll and Juan Pablo Rebella, produced in conjunction with Argentina, Germany and Spain, tells the story of two Jewish brothers, both owners hosiery. One is Herman, a successful industrial living in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The other is James, who leads a boring and routine life in Montevideo and old factory whose works Marta. The Herman decides to visit his brother James drives used to ask her for a few days to assume the role of wife. The trio travel to a spa where Martha Piriapolis, James Herman and strengthen ties and briefly Jacobo and Marta will leave the routine that overwhelms in Montevideo.

Argentina, The Secret in Their Eyes

Argentina, years old 70. Benjamin Esposito is an official of a Magistrate's Court in Buenos Aires recently retired. Obsessed by a brutal murder occurred thirty years before, decides to write a novel about the case, of which he was a witness and protagonist. Reliving the past, also comes to his memory of a woman, who has loved silent all these years.

Brazil, City of God

Based on true events, This is the story of the rise of organized crime in Cidade de Deus, un suburb of Rio de Janeiro, since the late sixties to the early eighties, when drug trafficking and violence imposed their law in the favelas.

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