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Heroes from Another Land (1996)

Héroes de otra patria (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, War | April 1998 (Puerto Rico)
Deals with the lives of two soldiers from Puerto Rico enlisted to fight during the Vietnam conflict, relating the young soldiers' ambiguity about the war and the tragic consequences their plight holds for them, as well as their families.

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Iván Dariel Ortiz
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Navarro ... Raul
Jorge Castillo Jorge Castillo ... Sgt. Carlos Torres
Alba Raquel Barros Alba Raquel Barros ... Pura Torres
Adamari López ... Esther Torres
Victor Tirado Victor Tirado ... Esteban
Domingo Quiñones Domingo Quiñones ... Landlord
Noelia Crespo Noelia Crespo ... Luisa
Gil René Gil René ... Rafael
Ubel Anglada Ubel Anglada ... Queta
Néstor Rodulfo Néstor Rodulfo ... John
Modesto Lacen ... Daily
Yamil Collazo Yamil Collazo ... Nick
Alexis Beltran Alexis Beltran ... John
Juan Eduardo Oriol Juan Eduardo Oriol ... Young Carlos
Juanchy Cappella Juanchy Cappella ... Soldier (as Juanchi Capella)
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Deals with the lives of two soldiers from Puerto Rico enlisted to fight during the Vietnam conflict, relating the young soldiers' ambiguity about the war and the tragic consequences their plight holds for them, as well as their families.

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Drama | War

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Originally shot as a 16mm short film in 1995, with a different cast and crew, and later reworked as a feature film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cinema Puerto Rico: una antropología visual (2014) See more »

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Volverás
Written by Lissette Álvarez
Performed by Lissette Álvarez
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An Excellent Film. Rent it, then buy it to watch again.
28 April 2002 | by drifter-1See all my reviews

This film is truly an excellent work of art. It's realism is unparalleled. Not only does it paint a vivid picture of the Vietnam War, but it also brings the Puerto Rico of the 60s to life. The scenes that take place in Puerto Rico truly make you experience what it must have been like to live there in those times (for those of us too young to remember). The plot is excellent, and the surprize ending will make you want to watch it again.


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Country:

Puerto Rico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

April 1998 (Puerto Rico) See more »

Also Known As:

Heroes from Another Land See more »

Filming Locations:

Lares, Puerto Rico

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Cine del Caribe S.A. See more »
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Color
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