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Gente de bien

Gende de bien
  • 2014
  • Colombia/France
  • 84 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Franco Lolli
  • Cast: Brayan Santamarià, Carols Fernando Perez, Alejandra Borrero
  • Language: Spanish
  • UK release: 17 April 2015

Ten-year-old Eric (Santamarià) is sent to live with his estranged carpenter father (Perez), but when wealthy Maria (Borrero) invites them to spend Christmas with her family, the festive façade begins to crack. Solid piece of Colombian realism, somewhat sluggish if well-intentioned, enlivened by an outstanding performance from newcomer Santamarià.

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Gente de Bien

13 Apr 20153 stars

This overly earnest debut is lifted by spirited newcomer Brayan Santamarià

In modern day Colombia, just as in the rest of the world, the gap between rich and poor grows ever wider, swallowing entire generations in the process. This is the bleak reality at the heart of Gente de Bien, the debut feature from Colombian director…

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