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  • Actors: Gael García Bernal
  • Directors: Icíar Bollaín
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Dogwoof
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Aug. 2012
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007VNHOCG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,701 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Obsessive idealist Sebastián has sworn to direct a film about one of the world s most iconic figures, Christopher Columbus. He is determined to overturn the myth of the arrival of Western Civilization in the Americas as a force for good. His film will show what Columbus set in motion: the obsession with gold, the taking of slaves, and the terrible violence visited on those Indians who fought back.

The brilliant actor playing Columbus constantly challenges the director, accusing him of hypocrisy and cheap manipulation. Costa, Sebastián s friend and producer, doesn t give a damn. All that matters is that the film comes in on time and within budget. Costa decided they will shoot in Bolivia, the cheapest, most Indian of Latin American countries.

While the shoot progresses in and around the city of Cochabamba, civil and political unrest simmer, as the entire water supply of the city is privatized and sold to a British/American multinational. Violence increases daily until the entire city explodes in the now infamous Bolivian Water War - a war which actually took place in April 2000. 500 years after Columbus, sticks and stones once again confront the high-tech weaponry of a modern army. David against Goliath. Only this time the fight is not over gold, but the simplest of life-giving elements - water.

Awards and Accreditations:

Berlin International Film Festival, Panorama Audience Award 2011

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Spanish with English subtitles

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Bob Salter TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Sept. 2012
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Films about films don't always engage with the viewer. Historical films can also be hit and miss on occasions. So why not tell a historical story through modern day lenses using the device of making a film on location in Bolivia. Quite a feat of imagination, and one that on the face of it would be difficult to pull off. But Spanish director Iciar Bollain, with the help of her talented scriptwriter Paul Laverty has made something that is imaginative, thought provoking and perceptive. A real tour de force of film talent and ability. The film within the film is based largely on the Dominican priest Padre Antonio Montesinos, who spoke out in March 1511 against the might of the Spanish empire. His denunciation of the mistreatment and murder of indigenous peoples by the Spanish conquerors was a lone voice crying out in the wilderness. His words carry great resonance today, and as such are ideal for a contemporary setting. It is worth quoting him here. "Look into an Indian's eyes. Are these not men? Do they not have rational souls? Are you not obliged to love them as yourselves". Brave words that probably pronounced his own death sentence. A story worth telling!

Luis Tosar plays the opportunistic executive producer Costa, who exploits the indigenous people of Bolivia by only paying them a 2 dollar pittance for a days work. All part of cutting the costs! Gael Garcia Bernal plays the Mexican film director Sebastian. Accompanied by a cast and crew they arrive in Cochabamba, Bolivia to make a film about the arrival of Columbus in the New World, particularly highlighting their cruel and exploitive treatment of the local Taino indian population, which lead to their eventually extermination. Tosar's behaviour of course echoes this.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Tommy Dooley TOP 100 REVIEWER on 30 Aug. 2012
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Set in Bolivia, this Spanish film stars Gael Garcia Bernal (`Amores Perros', `Bad Education' and `Rudi y Cursi') as film director Sebastian. He is making a film in the Cochabamba region with his exec producer Costa (Luis Tosar - `Cell 211', `Mr Nice' and `Miami Vice'). They have chosen the area because they are on a limited budget and know they can hire local extras for next to nothing.

At auditioning a feisty Indian, Daniel kicks up a fuss about not getting a screen test, Sebastian decides to take him on. They are shooting a film about Columbus set in 1511, and they want to use contemporary accounts as much as possible to keep it accurate. They are also keen to show how the Indians were exploited by the Spanish Empire and show a few good men who stood up for the Indians and the tyranny of the Church.

Things go well at first and the historical scenes are absolutely brilliant - would make an excellent film in itself to be honest. But then they discover that Daniel is a leading activist against the privatisation of water or more accurately the theft of water, which is referenced in the title of the film. The local police enforce the foreign privately owned water companies policies and as water means life, it is only inevitable that the Indians will fight back.

So as filming rolls on, the five hundred year old events start to have a strange resonance with what is actually taking place in the present, and the parallels with the Conquistadors is only too obvious.

This then is a truly brilliant piece of cinema; you almost get two films in one or three if you include the people making a documentary of the making of the film. Yes it sounds complicated but it really works.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Towcan on 9 Jan. 2013
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A powerful film that overlaps historical facts with modern day
power of the state and multi-national companys - with the local
populations paying the price.
Great acting - well produced film
A moving, emotional film.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 30 Dec. 2012
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This is a layer cake of entwined stories sung in the key of anti-imperialism. Cinematographically gorgeous to boot. Treasure it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Clara Smith on 14 Dec. 2013
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This film leaves a lasting impression on those, like myself and my friends, who watch it. Its story is intriguing, compelling and of serious importance. The direction and acting are first-rate. Above all the setting is so wonderful and so superbly filmed that it becomes a character in the film.
Recommended without hesitation.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mary on 30 Oct. 2012
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A moving but sometimes harrowing juxtaposition of Spanish exploitation of the Indians with the Water War in Bolivia. several strong characters with conflicting interests. Several scenes which will stick in the mind ,especially the raising of the huge cross and the defiance of the Indians against forced conversion .
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By Keith M TOP 500 REVIEWER on 7 July 2015
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With a script by Ken Loach’s regular screenwriter Paul Laverty and directed by female Spanish actor-director Iciar Bollain (who co-starred in Loach’s outstanding portrayal of the Spanish Civil War, 1995’s Land And Freedom), this 2010 film is (perhaps unsurprisingly) a highly-charged, inventive political drama, depicting the real-life 2000 Bolivian protests against the privatisation of the local water supply. What, for me, raises Bollain’s film above the level of more conventional films of this genre, however, is the way the film-maker cleverly (and subtly) melds fact and fiction, via the depiction of the film being made by Gael Garcia Bernal’s film-maker, Sebastian, concerning the colonial exploitation of the indigenous people at the time of Columbus’ arrival on the continent. This element of the 'updated exploitation’ of the impoverished local population (whether it be via the 'corporatisation’ of natural resources or via Sebastian’s film hiring locals at $2/day) is key to the film working as both a political and human drama.

As the defiant local activist (and actor in Sebastian’s film) film debutant Juan Carlos Adoviri gives a remarkably assured (and subtle) performance as Daniel, torn between his political convictions (against water privatisation) and the need to support his family. In fact, Bollain’s entire cast is outstanding – Bernal’s director who will do anything for his 'art’ and his colleague and film producer Luis Tosar’s smooth-talking Costa, whose key tenet is that 'money talks’, are both particularly good as the increasingly conflicted pair in charge of the film’s production.
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