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The Return (2012)

El regreso (original title)
After a decade abroad, Antonio returns to Costa Rica for a short visit. Unable to run away as usual, he is confronted with everything he has desperately struggled to put in the past: a ... See full summary »


Hernan Jimenez


Hernan Jimenez
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Hernan Jimenez ... Antonio
Barbara Jimenez ... Amanda
Luis Fernando Gomez Luis Fernando Gomez ... Papa
Andre Boxwill Andre Boxwill ... Inti
Daniel Ross Mix Daniel Ross Mix ... Cesar (as Daniel Ross)
Monserrat Montero Cole Monserrat Montero Cole ... Sofia
Rodolfo Gonzalez Rodolfo Gonzalez ... Paolo
Fernando Chironi Fernando Chironi ... Lucas
Yesenia Artavia Yesenia Artavia ... Agente Migración (as Yessenia Artavia)
Luis Rodrigo Duran Luis Rodrigo Duran ... Galán Restaurante
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Enrique Arrieta Enrique Arrieta ... Mecánico 2
Jairo Calderón Jairo Calderón ... Mecánico 1
Minor Segura Minor Segura ... Asaltante 2


After a decade abroad, Antonio returns to Costa Rica for a short visit. Unable to run away as usual, he is confronted with everything he has desperately struggled to put in the past: a broken family, an ailing father, a violent country and long lost friends. Written by El regreso

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2012 (Costa Rica) See more »

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Did You Know?


Sofia: Que raro huele este carro
Antonio: A que huele?
Sofia: Como a cloaca
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In the bar Scenes you can see 2 famous beer brands from Costa Rica, Imperial and Bavaria See more »


Antonio Y San Jose
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Best movie to come out of Costa Rica
26 September 2011 | by rcastro45See all my reviews

Finally! We have a Costa Rican film in which all the elements align to create a wonderful piece. A good screenplay, great actors (specially the little boy, he's amazing!), pristine direction, editing, etc. The movie is entertaining, heart warming, easy to watch and thought provoking. It's a great insight into life in San José, and the way of the "tico", but still dealing with many regional and universal topics. It's truly refreshing to see Latin American films that DON'T focus on extreme poverty, drug addiction, corruption, homosexuality, crime, etc., in order to be artistic or indie. With El Regreso you won't see any of that, as it is just a plain good story of a man coming to terms with his past and rediscovering the beauty in his family, old friends and his home town. I can't wait for Hernan's next film.

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