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Miguel Littin

Alsino y el condor (Alsino and the Condor)

89' - 1982 - War, Drama - Dialogue: Spanish, English
Director: Miguel Littin Composer: Leo Brouwer With: Dean Stockwell, Alan Esquivel, Carmen Bunster
Alsino, a boy of 10 or 12, lives with his grandmother in a remote area of Nicaragua. He's engulfed in the war between rebels and government troops when a US advisor orders the army to open a staging area by the boy's hamlet. Alsino tries to be a child, climbing trees with a girl, looking through his grandfather's trunk of mementos and trying to fly; he goes to town to sell a saddle, has his first drink and is taken to a brothel. But the war surrounds him. The US advisor takes Alsino on a chopper flight, but he's unimpressed. The soldiers' cruelties awake rebel sympathies in Alsino, and after an army assault backfires, the lad is fully baptized into the conflict.

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Credits

Director

Miguel Littin

Composer

Leo Brouwer

With

Dean Stockwell, Alan Esquivel, Carmen Bunster

Scenario

Miguel Littin, Isidora Aguirre, Pedro Prado, Tomás Pérez Turrent

Director of Photography

Jorge Herrera, Pablo Martínez

Producer

Miguel Littin

More information

Dialogue

Spanish, English

Countries of production

Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Mexico, Cuba

Year

1982

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