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El Camino (The Road)
El Camino
The Road
Actors: Ezequiel Rodríguez, Antonella Costa, Héctor Anglada, Rubén Patagonia, Daniel Valenzuela
Director: Javier Olivera
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama
NR     2002     1hr 47min


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Actors: Ezequiel Rodríguez, Antonella Costa, Héctor Anglada, Rubén Patagonia, Daniel Valenzuela
Director: Javier Olivera
Creators: Hector Olivera, Cristian Cottet, Javier Olivera, Luis O. Repetto, Marcos Olivera, Constanza Novik
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Vanguard Cinema
Format: DVD - Color - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 10/29/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2000
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 47min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Spanish
Subtitles: English
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Movie Reviews

El Camino
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie was beautifuly filmed, and plays like the classic American road movie. It has violence, police corruption, a love story, suspence, and even comic sequences. This one ends with a twist. Highly recomended."
Cops, Jesus motorcycle gang & Discovery
Enrique Torres | San Diegotitlan, Califas | 05/12/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"From Argentina comes yet another road movie set to the backdrop of the Patagonia. The story begins with Manuel, a young man from the city, leaving the comfy confines of his home in Buenos Aires to look for his father. His search begins by attending a funeral where he gets an idea as to his whereabouts since he was not at the funeral. He sets out on his moto for the road to discovery. Along the way he encounters a couple of young women who are also in search of discovery. One is a singer who leaves her band and the other is a photographer named Carolina. The chemistry between Carolina and Manuel is the catylyst for the adventure to continue. She soon is riding with Manuel and they get in some trouble. Eventually, after various other encounters of people, who will also play into the developing plot, he finds his dads partner who is a sage Indian. The wisdom Manuel learns from El Indio includes various lessons in life. He imparts such wisdom like saying "that a circle should not be left open." Manuel eventually becomes part of a manhunt by the police chief because he has witnessed a murder and Manuel holds the key to revealing the truth. Nothing can stop Manuel in his quest for finding his father even the police on his tail . Although he does not connect physically he learns many life lessons along the way to eventually make a connection. If you are looking for a fast paced movie look elsewhere as this is medium paced foreign movie that is obviously made on a less than a Hollywood caliber budget. A pretty good Spanish language movie but it is less than stellar. If you like road movies than you will probably like it because of the locations, characters and the adventures along the path to discovery."
Not the best of spanish language films
ciked | Washington DC | 12/06/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This movie has its moments but it's not up to the standard set by some of the Spanish and Mexican productions. (Amores Perros, Abre Los Ojos) The first thing you notice about this movie is the inferior film quality. It's not too bad, but I expected better. The plot itself is interesting up until before the end. The big "twist" I was expecting was somewhat of a letdown. The best parts of this movie are probably in the middle. The dance club scene manages to bring out this film's biggest strength, the chemistry between Manuel and Caro. The actress that portrays Caro is the biggest acting talent seen in this story, Ezequiel who portrays Manuel has his acting up and downs but it seems he was cast here to pull off the James Dean look which he surprisingly manages in quite a few scenes. If you happen to stumble into an opportunity to catch this movie go ahead and watch it, but don't go out of your way to get it."
An adventure in the search for the past
diegoc2000atyahoo | IN, United States | 10/26/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is an Argentine movie, with a very clear plot. The performances are great and far different from the standard American Movie experience. Although it contains small violence and sex escenes, the main plot is around the feelings of a young man looking for his absent father."