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The King of Najayo (2012)

El rey de Najayo (original title)
R | | Crime, Drama | 13 March 2015 (USA)
Julián, a powerful drug lord risen from revenge, meets Laura, a woman who has instead chosen to forgive, and who will drive him to self-confrontation.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Manny Perez ... Julián López
Luz García Luz García ... Laura
Sergio Carlo ... Tito
Juan Maria Almonte Juan Maria Almonte ... Comandante Ubri
Rafael Estephan Rafael Estephan ... General Imbert
Claudette Lalí ... Lisa (as Claudette Lali)
Socrates Montas Socrates Montas ... General Perez Zapata
Omar Ramirez Omar Ramirez ... Don Pablo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vladimir Acevedo Vladimir Acevedo ... Rufino
Lorena Alemany Lorena Alemany ... Prostituta 1 Celda
Christian Alvarez ... Hermano de Julian
Richard A. Cabrera Richard A. Cabrera ... Seguridad de Tito
Oscar Carrasquillo Oscar Carrasquillo ... La Brasa
Lewis Castillo Lewis Castillo ... Controlador aéreo
Raymundo Jose Reyes Castillo Raymundo Jose Reyes Castillo ... Vendedor de drogas
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Storyline

The dramatic story of Julian, a Dominican drug lord who despite his confinement in prison, was still able to maintain Dominican society in a state of suspense, for over 13 years. At the early age of 12, he witnessed the death of his father at the hands of local military authorities, during a well-meant attempt to hand-over a package of drugs he had incidentally found at sea while fishing. As a result of this experience, Julian develops a thirst for revenge that leads him to kill all those involved in his father's death. In the process he becomes a major drug lord and a very powerful headman within Dominican society. Nevertheless, despite his overwhelming power and easy access to everything and anything he could want out of life, he meets a woman who drives him to self-confrontation: Laura, who despite having experienced life events far more dramatic than those lived by Julian, decides to choose a path of love rather than one of vengeance. Ultimately, Julian carries-out his plan, which... Written by Sarah Perez

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, sexuality/nudity and drug content

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Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

13 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The King of Najayo See more »

Filming Locations:

Dominican Republic See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

First movie produced under the Dominican Film Law. See more »

Goofs

When Julian is shot and calls Laura, it is clear that his smart phone has the home screen display, and is not in call mode. See more »

Quotes

Rufino: This girl will be difficult as hell for the Boss.
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I wanted to like the movie more, but there was too much and not enough going on.
7 April 2015 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

I honestly Thought it was going to be the Dominican Scarface.

Too melodramatic for what I'm use to. it felt like I was watching a soap on Telemondo, which is not my preference, especially when I'm expecting Dominican Scarface.

A lot of it just seem too cut and paced together with nothing really happening.

Julian comes from a simple background and after his father is murdered by the cops for doing the right thing, he grows up to become the DR's biggest drug lord in order to get revenge on the people responsible, but of course the money and the women don't hurt.

It felt like there was too much ground to cover and the movie tries to cover it all.

I think I was expecting too much out of the film, cause it really falls short.


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