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La Vendedora De Rosas
La Vendedora De Rosas
Actors: Lady Tabares, Marta Correa, Mileider Gil, Diana Murillo, Liliana Giraldo
Director: Víctor Gaviria
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
UR     2003     1hr 56min

A band of street urchins have great hopes as Christmas eve is getting close. Will they spend it among pals? Or with their suitors? Will they have enough dough to scare up their own party? Will they be wearing new clothes...  more »


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Actors: Lady Tabares, Marta Correa, Mileider Gil, Diana Murillo, Liliana Giraldo
Director: Víctor Gaviria
Creators: Erwin Goggel, Víctor Gaviria, Pierre Cottrell, Sergio Navarro, Silvia Vargas, Carlos Henao
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Venevision
Format: DVD - Color - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 11/18/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1998
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 56min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Spanish
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

GyroPyro | Guttenberg, New Jersey United States | 04/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is an unbelievable film. "...Rosas" is graphic and truly disturbing as it captures the squalid life of the gamin in Medellín, Colombia. The children lead a life of sex, drugs, and prostitution without compunction. They are the sad result of broken homes. The film is a commentary on how the war on drugs has lead to the neglect of Colombia's poor. The irony of it all, the children are not hooked on cocaine but glue. They sniff the stuff out of paper bags, slowly depleting their young brain cells every time they use it. A very disturbing, yet enlightening, film. It brings awareness to a growing problem in Colombia and questions the results of the Colombian government having to concentrate its efforts fighting the drug cartels and guerrilla insurgents rather than concentrating its efforts rehabilitating the children who will surely wind up contributing to the drug-insurgency problem in the future. The kids in the film did a wonderful job in their performance, really good acting, and the directing was very sharp, weaving the different subplots seamlessly without having to clumsily intersect them. The film is in a sense a docudrama. Even though the film is not as effective as "Children of God," the film does succeed in making the viewer aware that there is more to the troubles in Colombia besides the things your read about in the New York Times."
A True Masterpiece of Latin American Cinema
Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes | Ann Arbor, MI USA | 08/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a heart-wrenching film about children in poverty, focusing on a girl who sells flowers to survive. It is a "feminine" or feminist (perhaps) counterpart to the same director (Victor Gaviria)'s earlier film, "Rodrigo D: No Future" and one should ideally watch both. I was enormously moved when I saw this film for the first time. An important predecessor for other neo-realist Colombian films such as "Our Lady of the Assassins" and "Maria Full of Grace.""
Eye Opener
Wendy M. Iglesias | Aventura, FL USA | 01/21/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is a must see.. it definitely shows the effects that children with poor family structure can easily be veered into negative influences like drugs, prostitution, homelessness etc.. in search for a loving relationship or just some attention.. I would definitely recommend parents show this movie to adolescents as an eyeopener...Both can learn from the movie.."
Dolorosamente...una gran pelicula
Yuntse | FL, USA | 07/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Esta pelicula es de la clase de cine que uno debe tener en casa para apreciar lo que tiene en esta vida. La dolorosa experiencia de ver a 'Monica' la vendedora de rosas y los demas ninos, tratando de sobrevivir en medio de una ciudad acelerada por el dinero y las drogas y su crueldad con los mas indefensos, le aprieta a uno el alma.
La busqueda constante de los personajes por encontrarse con ese alguien y en ese sitio tan especial que los haga sentirse amados e importantes, lo lleva a uno a compartir su angustia y su deseo por ver un final feliz que no llega.
Hay que abonarle a su director el hecho de haber utilizado unicamente actores naturales. Ninguno de ellos salio de las calles. Siguen ahi. Incluso su protagonista Lady Tabares se halla presa en colombia por intento de homicidio. Otro dato importante: Giovanny Quiroz 'el zarco' lo mataron en Medellin. Durante mucho tiempo estuvo buscando una oportunidad en el mundo de la actuacion, luego de la pelicula, pero se le cerraron todas las puertas debido a su singular pasado. Nadie le dio la mano y la calle le cobro lo que le debia.
Una cinta de gran drama y ganadora de 14 premios internacionales incluidos el de festival de Cannes, el de la Habana y los premios Ariel en Mexico. La Vendedora de Rosas es para verla cuando usted sienta que quiere cambiar el mundo pero no sabe por donde empezar. Bueno...aqui hay un inicio: "Para que zapatos, si no hay casa?""