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Secuestro Express

Secuestro Express is a hard-hitting film by a young Venezuelan director, which has earned him accolades in the film world and a job in Hollywood working for Steven Spielberg. It deals with the growing trend throughout South America for quick kidnappings (often only lasting a couple of hours) to get... Read more»

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Fitzcaraldo

This unusual film by Wim Wenders takes the viewer to the heart of the Amazon rainforest, to follow opera-loving hero Fitzcaraldo's ambition to build an opera house above the Pongo rapids near Iquitos. Read more»

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Whisky

A beautifully portrayed and understated view of life in urban Uruguay, which has both poignant and comic moments. The monotony of daily life is broken when a brother comes to stay from Brazil and the main character asks one of the workers in his sock factory to move into his flat and pretend to be h... Read more»

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Familia Rodante

A charming road movie following the chaotic 1,000 km journey made by a dysfunctional family in a battered old camper van, all the way from Buenos Aires up to Corrientes. Earthy and generous-hearted, the film evokes the character of the countryside they pass through, and the tensions between the fami... Read more»

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Apocalypto (Chris Moss)

Their fall is portrayed in bloody style in Mel Gibson's new film - but what was the legacy of the Maya? Chris Moss reports from Mexico. It was a movie moment. The soaring canopy was swaying in the breeze, keel-billed toucans hopped from tree to tree, and I was at the top of the Temple of the Cross... Read more»

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Amores Perros

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. This edgy and gripping film follows 3 intertwining stories reflecting the gritty social backdrop of Mexico City. Although quite brutal viewing at times, it is a well shot and directed film - worth a screening! Read more»

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The Motorcycle Diaries

Directed by Walter Salles. A beautifully shot film following the true life adventures of friends Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and Alberto Granado through much of Latin America. The stunning scenery is guaranteed to inspire a visit to South America! Read more»

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City of God

Directed by Fernando Meirelles. Focusing on a boy trying to avoid the drug-fuelled crime of the Rio favelas, this gritty film gives the viewer an insight into Rio's darker side not normally seen by tourists. Read more»

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