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Sin muertos no hay carnaval (2016)

Everything begins with a stray bullet... And a wealthy young man trying to evict 250 families who are squatting on the land he inherited from his father. The leader of the squatter ... See full summary »

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Sebastián Cordero
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Cast

Cast overview:
Daniel Adum Gilbert Daniel Adum Gilbert ... Emilio Baquerizo
Victor Arauz Victor Arauz ... Gustavo Jr.
Diego Cataño ... Celio Montero
Andrés Crespo Andrés Crespo ... Lisandro Teran
Erando González Erando González ... Don Gustavo Miranda
Antonella Valeriano Antonella Valeriano ... Samanta
María Josefina Viteri María Josefina Viteri
Maya Zapata ... Ingrid
Christoph Baumann Christoph Baumann ... The Boy's Father
Maria Mercedes Pacheco Maria Mercedes Pacheco
Henry Layana Henry Layana ... Lucho
Andrea Casierra
Raquel Rodriguez Raquel Rodriguez
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Everything begins with a stray bullet... And a wealthy young man trying to evict 250 families who are squatting on the land he inherited from his father. The leader of the squatter settlement is ready to negotiate, knowing that an eviction will not happen without blood. Suspecting a betrayal, the dwellers voice their concern. SIN MUERTOS NO HAY CARNAVAL portrays the city of Guayaquil through all its social strata, full of latent tensions that can only be resolved through violence. SIN MUERTOS NO HAY CARNAVAL (2016) is Sebastián Cordero's sixth feature film. It's an Ecuadorian-Mexican- German co-production, entirely shot on location in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Written by SC

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Country:

Ecuador | Mexico | Germany

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

2 September 2016 (Ecuador) See more »

Also Known As:

Sin Muertos No Hay Carnaval (Such Is Life in the Tropics) See more »

Filming Locations:

Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Official submission of Ecuador for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017. See more »

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A vivid portrait of Ecuadorian and Latin-American everyday life.
19 September 2016 | by alejandrovelaSee all my reviews

On a summary, this film depicts a lot of the most intrinsic aspects of a Latin-American country; poverty, money, power, corruption and even soccer. The characters are naturally depicted by the cast, there is no weak figure in the film whatsoever. And as always, Sebastián Cordero takes the audio visual narrative to a perfection from beginning to the end with no single scene written randomly just to fill the film's run-time.

'Sin Muertos no hay Carnaval' will give the viewer a dramatic journey by the everyday life of Ecuadorian's society. The story hooks you up mostly because of the perfectly portrayed linearity; each scene, each dialogue gives an important supporting sense to the general story-line. The actors and actresses cast for this project, were perfectly chosen in order to fill the characters they were going to portray. Finally, to step out of reality for a little bit, the story has a dramatic but positive ending towards minorities, something that in real life rarely happens. By those means giving the viewer a sense of hope at the conclusion of the movie.


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