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The Towrope (2012)

La sirga (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 24 April 2013 (France)
A Colombian refugee tries to rebuild her life at a guest house located on the shores of a great lake in the Andes.

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William Vega

Writer:

William Vega
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Cast overview:
Joghis Seudin Arias Joghis Seudin Arias ... Alicia
Julio César Roble Julio César Roble ... Óscar
Floralba Achicanoy Floralba Achicanoy ... Flora
David Fernando Guacas David Fernando Guacas ... Gabriel Mirichis (as David Guacas)
Heraldo Romero Heraldo Romero ... Freddy
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Having nowhere else to turn, a teenager named Alicia, following the deaths of her parents by unknown guerrillas in a war-torn region of Columbia, is able to track down her paternal Uncle Óscar for a place to live if only temporarily, he who didn't even know she existed and who had not seen Alicia's parents for quite some time. He agrees, with one stipulation being that she stay out of his son Freddy's room, Freddy who no longer lives there. Óscar lives at La Sirga, a run down guest house nestled in the mountains and on the shores of Laguna De La Cocha. It is barely inhabitable and which impoverished Óscar does not have the money to repair. Despite the probability that any tourists stopping by anytime soon is remote at best due in part to the war, Alicia, to do her part, starts to help make repairs along with Óscar's housekeeper Flora, while Óscar largely spends his time down at the harbor trying to set-up a trout farm with his friends at the cooperative. Alicia also befriends Mirichis... Written by Huggo

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Country:

Colombia | France | Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

24 April 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Eglima sti limni See more »

Filming Locations:

La Cocha, Colombia

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Mi laguna
Performed by Fidencio Tulcán y su Clavel Rojo
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A look into Colombian ultimate filmmaking
2 September 2012 | by velasquez-93See all my reviews

La Sirga, explores the growing potential of Colombian filmmaking. The use of the cinematographic language in this movie represents one of the basic filmmaking concept: "What isn't shown says more than shown" The constant use of insinuation generates an imaginary construction of comunication between the audience and the movie itself. La Sirga has a growing pain through the movie, a pain, that is insinuate and successfully introduce in the general plot and character plot.

It also explores the beautiful landscaping of Colombian territory as the movie takes place in the Cocha's lake, were the movie generates to the audience the felling of solitude, coldness and greatness of the lake, the development of the drama is extremely attached to the enviorment, the weather, the lake, the time. As the time and the space is dramatic, the movie becomes very photographic.


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