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The Place That Was Paradise (2002)

El lugar donde estuvo el paraíso (original title)
In Iquitos, during the era of military dictatorships, a consul must face the arrival of a daughter he does not see in years and the stalking of a military collaborator diplomat who comes to discover his protection to a deserter pilot.

Director:

Gerardo Herrero

Writers:

Carlos Franz (novel), Jorge Goldenberg
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Cast

Credited cast:
Federico Luppi ... Consul
Elena Ballesteros Elena Ballesteros ... Ana
Paulina Gálvez ... Julia
Gastón Pauls ... Enrico
Gianfranco Brero Gianfranco Brero ... Gonçalves
Villanueva Cosse ... Rubiroza
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Teddy Guzmán ... Marlene
Gabriel Sotillo Gabriel Sotillo ... Lucas
Mario Velásquez Mario Velásquez ... Jean Paul
Carlos Victoria Carlos Victoria ... Dr. Menendez
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In Iquitos, during the era of military dictatorships, a consul must face the arrival of a daughter he does not see in years and the stalking of a military collaborator diplomat who comes to discover his protection to a deserter pilot.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Spain | Argentina | Germany | Brazil

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

18 January 2002 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A hely, mely egykor maga volt a Paradicsom See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$110,737
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Division of Argentinians outside their country
28 July 2003 | by esteban1747See all my reviews

Any dictatorship brings about division among the people, ones in favor of the regime probably because they receive substantial benefits although some organic ones (without any benefit) favor the regime, and those, often the majority against the ruler and his government. The division exists inside and outside the country, and this is what has been shown in this film. An Argentinian consul in a nice Peruvian site, who used to help anyone from his country, no matter if the person is pro or contra the dictatorship. The plot goes further to show the difference and hate between both groups, which ends with a death of a diplomat's son in favor of the dictatorship. Interestingly, the killer got away but with the help of the consul. The plot also has some interesting aspects related to the relationship of a stepmother (married to the consul) with the daughter of the consul, and the way the first tried to approach the daughter and the scorn always answered by the latter. The film has several original life aspects and controversies shown in a very natural way.


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