Birds of Passage

  • 2018
  • Colombia / Denmark / Mexico
  • 2h 5min
  • Directed by: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
  • Cast: Natalia Reyes, Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta
  • Language: Wayuu, Spanish, English
  • UK release: 17 October 2018

Rapayet (Acosta) is a member of Colombia’s indigenous Wayuu people who becomes a drug lord. Rich in texture and atmosphere, and with strong performances, it’s full of intimate and observational moments as it bears witness to the birth of the narcotics industry which has decimated Colombian culture.

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Birds of Passage

13 May 20194 stars

Atmospheric Colombian crime drama from Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra

When the unassuming Rapayet (José Acosta) – a member of Colombia's indigenous Wayuu people – dabbles in the sale of marijuana to some visiting Americans in order to raise the considerable dowry for his marriage to Zaida (Natalia Reyes, soon to be seen…

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