Wednesday, October 8, 2008

"The First Night" (2003, Dir: Luis Alberto Restrepo)

Solid but not particularly memorable effort - was Colombia's submission to the Oscars in 2004. An AWOL soldier and his sister-in-law experience their first night as homeless people on the streets of Colombia. The story is intercut with flashbacks to before and during the soldier's experiences in the civil war. Strong performances from John Alex Toro and especially Carolina Lizarazo in the leads. Worth seeing just for dreamboat Julian Roman wearing short shorts for most of his small screentime.

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