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LA PLAYA DC

by Juan Andrés Arango

synopsis

Tomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country’s Pacific coast pushed out by the war, faces the difficulties of growing up in a city of exclusion and racism. When Jairo, his younger brother and closer friend disappear, Tomas is forced to leave his home to look for him. With the help from his older brother Chaco, Tomas plunges in the streets of the city. His search becomes an initiatory journey that compels him to face his past and to leave aside the influence of his brothers in order to find his own identity. Through this journey, Tomas reveals a unique perspective of a vibrant and unstable city that, like Tomas, stands on the threshold between what once was and what might be.

original title: La Playa DC
country: Colombia, Brazil, France
sales agent: Doc & Film International
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Juan Andrés Arango
film run: 90'
release date: FR 17/04/2013
screenplay: Juan Andrés Arango
cast: Luis Carlos Guevara, Andrés Murillo, James Solis, Veronica Castellanos Farieta, Pastora Diaz, Sain Castro, Einer Cortés, Hamilton Quinonez
cinematography by: Nicolas Canniccioni
film editing: Felipe Guerrero
art director: Juan David Bernal
costumes designer: Camilo Barreto
production: Ciné-Sud Promotion, Ciné Sud Promotion, Bananeira Films/Brazil, Hangar Films/Colombia, Septima Film & Burning Blue/Colombia
distributor: Jour2fête
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