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Latin America Minus Minus Minus
1. Viaje (2015) Costa Rica
2. Ixcanul (2015) Guatemala
3. Eugenia (2017) Bolivia
4. Sol negro (2016) Colombia
5. The Maid (2009) Chile
6. Endless Poetry (2016) Chile
7. Sister of Mine (2017) Colombia
8. The Engineer (2013) El Salvador
9. Garifuna in Peril (2012) Honduras

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Securing funding for a Garifuna school in modern day Honduras proves challenging for a proud, traditionalist teacher in this insightful drama. The film feels somewhat unfocused, often distracted from the teacher with subplots involving his wife, son and daughter. Ruben Reyes is excellent as the stubborn protagonist though and the film is encapsulating whenever he is on screen with his burning passion for upholding his vanishing language and customs.
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2. Jackal of Nahueltoro / El Chacal de Nahueltoro (Miguel Littin, 1969) [Chile] 5+
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18. Cafe Chavalos: Overcoming the Streets (2008) - Nicaragua

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01. Wata (2010) + Los cuatro reyes (2016) + Zachrisson (2016) + De hermano a hermano (2017) + Inesperado (2018) + Paladins vs Overwatch (2018) - Panama
02. La muerte del maestro (2018) - Ecuador
03. La Yuma (2009) - Nicaragua
04. La ciudad y los perros (1985) - Peru
05. El camino (2008) - Costa Rica
06. Temblores (2019) - Guatemala
07. Awaiting Her (2010) + Todos Bailaban (2016) + Berta Didn't Die, She Multiplied! (2017) + Negra soy (2017) - Honduras
08. El cuento de lo que quiero y no quiero (2005) + Paravolar (2008) + Cinema Libertad (2010) + Hacedores de Paz (2016) + Lost (2016) + Nada (2016) + Cafe Salvador (2017) + 31.8.2018 (2018) - El Salvador
09. La batalla de Chile: La lucha de un pueblo sin armas - Primera parte: La insurrección de la burguesía (1975) - Venezuela
10. La batalla de Chile: La lucha de un pueblo sin armas - Segunda parte: El golpe de estado (1976) - Chile
11. La batalla de Chile: La lucha de un pueblo sin armas - Tercera parte: El poder popular (1979) - Chile
12. Una mujer fantástica (2017) - Chile
13. La cara oculta (2011) - Colombia
14. Chuquiago (1977) - Bolivia
15. Zona sur (2009) - Bolivia
16. La nación clandestina (1989) - Bolivia
17. El coraje del pueblo (1971) - Bolivia
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3. Diablo Rojo PTY (Panama, 2019)
Diablo Rojo buses are apparently garishly decorated party buses that prowl about the streets of Panama at night escorting drunks and other late evening denizens to their destinations with a ghoulishly festive atmosphere. This movie, Panama's first horror film, focuses on one particular Diablo Rojo bus and its unfortunate run-in with some devilish creatures out of Panama folklore that inhabit the jungle at night. This one is actually a pretty decent, fun little watch. Not a masterpiece or anything but it has some surprisingly solid practical effects, especially toward the end and a gleefully morbid tone that reminds me of Pakistan's Hell's Ground or a super low budget, less skillfully rendered Alex de la Iglesia movie. It's on Amazon Prime in the US if anyone's curious about it.
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1. La cara oculta a.k.a. The Hidden Face (Colombia, 2011)
2. Mirageman (Chile, 2007)
3. Diablo Rojo PTY (Panama, 2019)
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1. El astuto mono Pinochet contra la moneda de los cerdos (2004) 8/10 Chile
2. El agente topo (2020) 7/10 Chile
3. Bonsái (2011) 4/10 Chile
4. ¡Qué hacer! (1972) 7/10 Chile
5. Niña errante (2018) 4/10 Colombia
6. Ukamau (1966) 5/10 Bolivia
7. Verano (2011) 7/10 Chile
8. La llorona (2019) 6/10 Guatemala
9. La muerte del maestro (2018) 4/10 Ecuador
10. Postales de Leningrado (2007) 7/10 Venezuela
11. Le cas Pinochet (2001) 8/10 Chile
12. Fuego sobre el Marmara (2011) 7/10 Venezuela
13. Ya no basta con rezar (1973) 8/10 Chile
14. Soy Mucho Mejor Que Voh (2013) 7/10 Chile
15. Viejo Calavera (2016) 4/10 Bolivia
16. Confesión a Laura (1990) 5/10 Colombia
17. Pacto de Fuga (2020) 7/10 Chile
18. Araya (1959) 6/10 Venezuela
19. Caño Mánamo (1983) 6/10 Venezuela
20. Jesús (2016) 6/10 Chile
21. La cordillère des songes (2019) 8/10 Chile
22. Araña (2019) 5/10 Chile
23. El Príncipe (2019) 7/10 Chile
24. Las marimbas del infierno (2010) 6/10 Guatemala
25. El circuito de Román (2011) 5/10 Chile
26. Poesía sin fin (2016) 8/10 Chile
27. El tigre y el venado (2013) 5/10 El Salvador
28. Hananpacha (2009) 6/10 Perú
29. Toucan Nation (2016) 5/10 Costa Rica
30. La estación seca (2018) 7/10 Panamá
31. Corazón, abierto (2005) 5/10 Honduras
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25. Winaypacha (2017) (Peru)
26. La Casa de Agua (1984) (Venezuela)
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1. El Xendra (2012) 4/10 | Honduras
2. Yawar Mallku (1969) 4/10 | Bolivia
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1. El Xendra (2012) 4/10 | Honduras
2. Yawar Mallku (1969) 4/10 | Bolivia
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Sorry, wrong thread...
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Latin America Minus Minus Minus
1. Viaje (2015) Costa Rica
2. Ixcanul (2015) Guatemala
3. Eugenia (2017) Bolivia
4. Sol negro (2016) Colombia
5. The Maid (2009) Chile
6. Endless Poetry (2016) Chile
7. Sister of Mine (2017) Colombia
8. The Engineer (2013) El Salvador
9. Garifuna in Peril (2012) Honduras
10. Porcelain Horse (2012) Ecuador

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More of a slice-of-life film than a traditional narrative and not really the better for it. There is nothing particularly exciting about the older brother's extramarital affair, nor about the younger brother trying to make it in the punk rock scene with the song performances often feeling like mere filler. Things do get better towards the end as the consequences of their illicit side activities come to fruition but there is only one scene that ever really feels intense.
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4. Carne de tu carne a.k.a. Bloody Flesh (Colombia, 1983)
This was something of an odd one. Very slow and dull for much of its runtime, it escalates into a seedy, incestual bloodbath for the finale. Much of the film has more of the feel of a gothic melodrama to the point that I was wondering if I was even watching the right movie. Honestly it's pretty skippable if you are looking for a more overt horror film.
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1. La cara oculta a.k.a. The Hidden Face (Colombia, 2011)
2. Mirageman (Chile, 2007)
3. Diablo Rojo PTY (Panama, 2019)
4. Carne de tu carne a.k.a. Bloody Flesh (Colombia, 1983)
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19. El húsar de la muerte (1925) - Chile
20. Mimbre (1958) + Día de Organillos (1961) + Señales de ruta (2000) + Historia de un oso (2014) + Here's the Plan (2016) - Chile

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01. Wata (2010) + Los cuatro reyes (2016) + Zachrisson (2016) + De hermano a hermano (2017) + Inesperado (2018) + Paladins vs Overwatch (2018) - Panama
02. La muerte del maestro (2018) - Ecuador
03. La Yuma (2009) - Nicaragua
04. La ciudad y los perros (1985) - Peru
05. El camino (2008) - Costa Rica
06. Temblores (2019) - Guatemala
07. Awaiting Her (2010) + Todos Bailaban (2016) + Berta Didn't Die, She Multiplied! (2017) + Negra soy (2017) - Honduras
08. El cuento de lo que quiero y no quiero (2005) + Paravolar (2008) + Cinema Libertad (2010) + Hacedores de Paz (2016) + Lost (2016) + Nada (2016) + Cafe Salvador (2017) + 31.8.2018 (2018) - El Salvador
09. La batalla de Chile: La lucha de un pueblo sin armas - Primera parte: La insurrección de la burguesía (1975) - Venezuela
10. La batalla de Chile: La lucha de un pueblo sin armas - Segunda parte: El golpe de estado (1976) - Chile
11. La batalla de Chile: La lucha de un pueblo sin armas - Tercera parte: El poder popular (1979) - Chile
12. Una mujer fantástica (2017) - Chile
13. La cara oculta (2011) - Colombia
14. Chuquiago (1977) - Bolivia
15. Zona sur (2009) - Bolivia
16. La nación clandestina (1989) - Bolivia
17. El coraje del pueblo (1971) - Bolivia
18. Cafe Chavalos: Overcoming the Streets (2008) - Nicaragua
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Previously on...
1. Southern District (Juan Carlos Valdivia - 2009) 7.5
country: Bolivia
2. Black Butterfly (Francisco J. Lombardi - 2006) 6
country: Peru
3. Crónicas (Sebastián Cordero - 2004) 9
country: Ecuador
4. Monos (Alejandro Landes - 2019) 9.5
country: Colombia
5. Sicario (Joseph Novoa - 1994) 3.5
country: Venezuela
6. Everybody Changes (Arturo Montenegro - 2019) 6
country: Panama

Corny and simplistic (and somewhat awkwardly made), but sweet and big-hearted story of a family dealing with a parent who has come out as trans and plans to undergo gender reassignment surgery (and yes, the director cast a trans lead actress, Arantxa de Juan, who is great). Montenegro shoehorns in scenery porn at every opportunity, perhaps to boost Panama tourism with an eye towards international viewers. The film looks great throughout, even if some aspects such as editing and score seem more amateur.

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3. Diablo Rojo PTY (2019) 4/10 | Panama
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1. El Xendra (2012) 4/10 | Honduras
2. Yawar Mallku (1969) 4/10 | Bolivia
3. Diablo Rojo PTY (2019) 4/10 | Panama
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Latin America Minus Minus Minus
1. Viaje (2015) Costa Rica
2. Ixcanul (2015) Guatemala
3. Eugenia (2017) Bolivia
4. Sol negro (2016) Colombia
5. The Maid (2009) Chile
6. Endless Poetry (2016) Chile
7. Sister of Mine (2017) Colombia
8. The Engineer (2013) El Salvador
9. Garifuna in Peril (2012) Honduras
10. Porcelain Horse (2012) Ecuador
11. Bad Hair (2013) Venezuela

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Desperately wanting to straighten his curly hair before the end of the school holidays, a preteen boy clashes with his busy mother in this coming-of-age drama from Venezuela. Samuel Lange Zambrano is excellent as the dreamy young lead, the scenes with his female best friend feel authentic, and overall the movie captures well his frustration at not being heard and understood with his mother eventually reaching the absurd conclusion that he must be gay.
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Time for another update, folks! Lu-chin is still in the lead with jeroeno close behind. On the bonus challenge front, sol and jeroeno edge closer to getting a complete run but Mario is still the only one to get it officially. Also poor ol' French Guiana still remains the cast out babe in the snow, unwanted and unloved...

Anyway, pie chart time!
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Can't find any films from French Guiana (with English subs) myself. If anyone knows of any, let me know.

Can't I just watch a film from France and count it? :D

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Thanks for the stats/pie chart. :thumbsup: I do plan to complete a run... eventually. I have some more Colombian stuff that I'd rather prioritise first, but here's another one towards my impending complete run:
Latin America Minus Minus Minus
1. Viaje (2015) Costa Rica
2. Ixcanul (2015) Guatemala
3. Eugenia (2017) Bolivia
4. Sol negro (2016) Colombia
5. The Maid (2009) Chile
6. Endless Poetry (2016) Chile
7. Sister of Mine (2017) Colombia
8. The Engineer (2013) El Salvador
9. Garifuna in Peril (2012) Honduras
10. Porcelain Horse (2012) Ecuador
11. Bad Hair (2013) Venezuela
12. Chance. (2009) Panama

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Two maids who hold the family who employs them hostage after they are denied wages for the seventh week in a row here. The film treads a bit of a Last House on the Left path in its first half, i.e. is what the maids do is actually worse than how they have been mistreated? The second half sees more comedy kick in as the characters venture outside the house and family secrets are exposed; not all of the humour works but it is a curious change of pace.
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Previously on...
1. Southern District (Juan Carlos Valdivia - 2009) 7.5
country: Bolivia
2. Black Butterfly (Francisco J. Lombardi - 2006) 6
country: Peru
3. Crónicas (Sebastián Cordero - 2004) 9
country: Ecuador
4. Monos (Alejandro Landes - 2019) 9.5
country: Colombia
5. Sicario (Joseph Novoa - 1994) 3.5
country: Venezuela
6. Everybody Changes (Arturo Montenegro - 2019) 6
country: Panama
7. Viaje (Paz Fabrega - 2015) 5.5
country: Costa Rica

A relaxed, nice-looking black & white romance/hangout movie that ultimately doesn't amount to anything interesting. I liked the hangout aspect of it; the romance, not as convincing. It takes a lot of chemistry to sell "instant connection" type movies and the actors, although good, don't have it.

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Hangout...geddit?

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Latin America Minus Minus Minus
1. Viaje (2015) Costa Rica
2. Ixcanul (2015) Guatemala
3. Eugenia (2017) Bolivia
4. Sol negro (2016) Colombia
5. The Maid (2009) Chile
6. Endless Poetry (2016) Chile
7. Sister of Mine (2017) Colombia
8. The Engineer (2013) El Salvador
9. Garifuna in Peril (2012) Honduras
10. Porcelain Horse (2012) Ecuador
11. Bad Hair (2013) Venezuela
12. Chance. (2009) Panama
13. Wake up and Die (2011) Colombia

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With the protagonist waking up naked and trying to prevent her death each day, this time loop thriller plays out like a cross between Happy Death Day and the Marlon Wayans comedy Naked. The film does its own thing with the time loop dynamic though by having her trapped in a single location with nobody to talk to other than her killer. The project is creatively shot too from various different angles and seldom feels exploitative despite the constant nudity.
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1. El astuto mono Pinochet contra la moneda de los cerdos (2004) 8/10 Chile
2. El agente topo (2020) 7/10 Chile
3. Bonsái (2011) 4/10 Chile
4. ¡Qué hacer! (1972) 7/10 Chile
5. Niña errante (2018) 4/10 Colombia
6. Ukamau (1966) 5/10 Bolivia
7. Verano (2011) 7/10 Chile
8. La llorona (2019) 6/10 Guatemala
9. La muerte del maestro (2018) 4/10 Ecuador
10. Postales de Leningrado (2007) 7/10 Venezuela
11. Le cas Pinochet (2001) 8/10 Chile
12. Fuego sobre el Marmara (2011) 7/10 Venezuela
13. Ya no basta con rezar (1973) 8/10 Chile
14. Soy Mucho Mejor Que Voh (2013) 7/10 Chile
15. Viejo Calavera (2016) 4/10 Bolivia
16. Confesión a Laura (1990) 5/10 Colombia
17. Pacto de Fuga (2020) 7/10 Chile
18. Araya (1959) 6/10 Venezuela
19. Caño Mánamo (1983) 6/10 Venezuela
20. Jesús (2016) 6/10 Chile
21. La cordillère des songes (2019) 8/10 Chile
22. Araña (2019) 5/10 Chile
23. El Príncipe (2019) 7/10 Chile
24. Las marimbas del infierno (2010) 6/10 Guatemala
25. El circuito de Román (2011) 5/10 Chile
26. Poesía sin fin (2016) 8/10 Chile
27. El tigre y el venado (2013) 5/10 El Salvador
28. Hananpacha (2009) 6/10 Perú
29. Toucan Nation (2016) 5/10 Costa Rica
30. La estación seca (2018) 7/10 Panamá
31. Corazón, abierto (2005) 5/10 Honduras
32. La vendedora de rosas (1998) 8/10 Colombia
33. No todos los sueños han sido soñados (1995) 4/10 Nicaragua
34. Doble llave y cadena (2005) 6/10 Costa Rica
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Latin America Minus Minus Minus
1. Viaje (2015) Costa Rica
2. Ixcanul (2015) Guatemala
3. Eugenia (2017) Bolivia
4. Sol negro (2016) Colombia
5. The Maid (2009) Chile
6. Endless Poetry (2016) Chile
7. Sister of Mine (2017) Colombia
8. The Engineer (2013) El Salvador
9. Garifuna in Peril (2012) Honduras
10. Porcelain Horse (2012) Ecuador
11. Bad Hair (2013) Venezuela
12. Chance. (2009) Panama
13. Wake up and Die (2011) Colombia
14. Dead Men's River (1964) Colombia

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The set-up here comes with a deliciously satirical edge with even the town mayor is uninterested in a body in their river. Promising as it may sound, the content feels stretched thin, and for someone not well versed in the politics/history of Colombia, there is not a lot to grasp onto beyond the basic concept. The ending is pretty good though with things taking a surprisingly grim turn for a comedy, though this is hardly laugh-out-loud viewing in the first place.
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27. Virus Tropical (2017) (Colombia)
28. El inmortal (2005) (Nicaragua)
29. El regalo de la Pachamama (2008) (Bolivia)
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5. Kiltro (Chile, 2006)
From the director and lead actor of Mirage Man comes this action flick, heralded as the first martial arts film in Chile (not sure if that's true or not but it very well could be). The plot is pretty threadbare mostly about a former gang leader who seeks redemption by protecting others WITH HIS FISTS. As one would expect, the fight scenes are the reason to watch it and are pretty cool. Marko Zaror's raw talent serves him well despite the weak directing that relies on more cuts than I prefer in an action movie.
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2. Mirageman (Chile, 2007)
3. Diablo Rojo PTY (Panama, 2019)
4. Carne de tu carne a.k.a. Bloody Flesh (Colombia, 1983)
5. Kiltro (Chile, 2006)
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11. Sinmute (Javier Bellido Valdivia & Ana Balcázar, 2008) 5/10 (Peru)
12. Nasty Baby/Guagua Cochina (Sebastián Silva, 2015) 7/10 (Chile)
13. Icaros: A Vision (Leonor Caraballo & Matteo Norzi, 2016) 7.5/10 (Peru)
14. José (Li Cheng, 2018) 8/10 (Guatemala)

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1. Der Aufstand/La insurrección (The Uprising, Peter Lilienthal, 1980) 7.5/10 (Costa Rica)
2. La rosa de los vientos (The Compass Rose, Patricio Guzmán, 1983) 6.5/10 (Venezuela)
3. La oveja negra (The Black Sheep, Román Chalbaud, 1987) 7.5/10 (Venezuela)
4. Crime Zone/Calles peligrosas (Luis Llosa, 1988) 6/10 (Peru)
5. Amérika, terra incógnita (Amerika, Terra Incognita, Diego Rísquez, 1988) 8/10 (Venezuela)
6. Die Besteigung des Chimborazo/La ascensión al Chimborazo (The Ascent of Chimborazo, Rainer Simon, 1989) 8/10 (Ecuador)
7. Retablo (Alvaro Delgado Aparicio, 2017) 7.5/10 (Peru)
8. Cola de Mono (Alberto Fuguet, 2018) 7/10 (Chile)
9. Monos (Alejandro Landes, 2019) 7.5/10 (Colombia)
10. La llorona (Jayro Bustamante, 2019) 7/10 (Guatemala)
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Hi flavo, I just checked and I think my Bonus numbers have a few mistakes in the Leaderboard (I didn't watch 4 films from Ecuador, just one), which might affect the results on the Pie; counting my last post it should look like this:

Peru 4
Venezuela 3
Chile 2
Guatemala 2
Costa Rica 1
Ecuador 1
Colombia 1

Hope this helps!! :cheers:
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1. Pajaros de Verano (2018) Colombia
You've seen Scarface (both of them), The Godfather, The Public Enemy, or any of the hundreds of other movies about the rise and fall of a gangster or a tycoon? This movie is that story, only set among the Wayuu people, an indigenous group that lives on an arid peninsula split between Colombia and Venezuela. One common theme in the rise-and-fall narrative is how new success leads to the protagonist losing sight of his roots and traditional values. What distinguishes this movie, keeps it from being too cliched, and makes it so intriguing is that this theme becomes the leading focus of the narrative. And the traditional values in this case are very powerful -- the ancient, rigidly structured mores of the Wayuu.
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8. Sexo con Amor/ Sex with Love (2003) 108 min. (Chile)

Sex comedy with parents of fourth grade students attending meetings with the kids' teacher in connection with sex education class and discussing their own problems and feelings about sex, it looks at the various ways their relationships are dysfunctional in a culture of machismo. I think this was the first Chilean movie I saw, and on second viewing the ending was a little depressing with the women mostly seeming stronger but the men at best unchanged.
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1. Mujeres ArribaWomen on Top (2020) * 98 min. (Chile)
2. Juego siniestroSinister Circle (2016) * 87 min. (Peru)
3. Natalia Valdebenito: El Especial (2018) * 69 min.
4. Gloria (2013) * 109 min. (Chile)
5-7. Siempre Bruja: Alguien como yo/ Always a Witch: Someone Like Me (2020) * 39 min.
Siempre Bruja: Sangüijuelas/ Always a Witch: Leeches (2020) * 38 min.
Siempre Bruja: Antares (2020) * 36 min.
Siempre Bruja: Mr. Hyde (2020) * 34 min.
Siempre Bruja: Una grieta en el tiempo/ Always a Witch: A Crack in Time (2020) * 36 min.
Siempre Bruja: De alumna a maestra/ Always a Witch: From Student to Teacher (2020) * 37 min.
Siempre Bruja: El último deseoAlways a Witch: Last Wish (2020) * 34 min.
Siempre Bruja: Un imposible/ Always a Witch: Impossible (2020) * 32 min. ( Colombia)
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Latin America Minus Minus Minus
1. Viaje (2015) Costa Rica
2. Ixcanul (2015) Guatemala
3. Eugenia (2017) Bolivia
4. Sol negro (2016) Colombia
5. The Maid (2009) Chile
6. Endless Poetry (2016) Chile
7. Sister of Mine (2017) Colombia
8. The Engineer (2013) El Salvador
9. Garifuna in Peril (2012) Honduras
10. Porcelain Horse (2012) Ecuador
11. Bad Hair (2013) Venezuela
12. Chance. (2009) Panama
13. Wake up and Die (2011) Colombia
14. Dead Men's River (1964) Colombia
15. The Milk of Sorrow (2009) Peru

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A film about superstition with the protagonist having to contend with a new job, her mother's death and her doctor's worries about her unconventional birth control/anti-rape methods; not quite enough to sustain a feature length film though and a constantly downbeat and depressed Magaly Solier is hardly the most magnetic lead. Things begin interestingly though, with all dialogue initially sung a la The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and a mysterious blood condition.
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Latin America Minus Minus Minus
1. Viaje (2015) Costa Rica
2. Ixcanul (2015) Guatemala
3. Eugenia (2017) Bolivia
4. Sol negro (2016) Colombia
5. The Maid (2009) Chile
6. Endless Poetry (2016) Chile
7. Sister of Mine (2017) Colombia
8. The Engineer (2013) El Salvador
9. Garifuna in Peril (2012) Honduras
10. Porcelain Horse (2012) Ecuador
11. Bad Hair (2013) Venezuela
12. Chance. (2009) Panama
13. Wake up and Die (2011) Colombia
14. Dead Men's River (1964) Colombia
15. The Milk of Sorrow (2009) Peru
16. Island of Lost Children (2003) Nicaragua

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Select inmates from a youth detention centre film each other talking in this documentary. While sentenced for severe crimes and felonies, all of the participants talk like regular human beings, though with a tad more regret, acknowledging how much of their youth they are wasting. The documentary provides very little context for the set-up though. Is the filming process meant to be therapeutic? Is it designed to give them career aspirations? No idea.
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jdidaco wrote: January 14th, 2021, 9:55 pm Hi flavo, I just checked and I think my Bonus numbers have a few mistakes in the Leaderboard (I didn't watch 4 films from Ecuador, just one), which might affect the results on the Pie; counting my last post it should look like this:

Peru 4
Venezuela 3
Chile 2
Guatemala 2
Costa Rica 1
Ecuador 1
Colombia 1

Hope this helps!! :cheers:
Thanks for the heads up. It'll be corrected in the next update. Didn't seem to affect the pie chart. I think I must've just copy n pasted your Peru score into Ecuador by accident.
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OP has updated once again! As usual, check and see if I screwed something up. This update brings two more of our participants a Complete Run on the Bonus Challenge!! Great job, Lu-Chin and sol!! Now let's see if you can knock out another one? :D

As per usual, here's that pie chart:
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Chile is still strongly in the lead, but other countries like Colombia, Venezuela and Bolivia are eating into its section.

I hope everybody is having a good time!
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1. El astuto mono Pinochet contra la moneda de los cerdos (2004) 8/10 Chile
2. El agente topo (2020) 7/10 Chile
3. Bonsái (2011) 4/10 Chile
4. ¡Qué hacer! (1972) 7/10 Chile
5. Niña errante (2018) 4/10 Colombia
6. Ukamau (1966) 5/10 Bolivia
7. Verano (2011) 7/10 Chile
8. La llorona (2019) 6/10 Guatemala
9. La muerte del maestro (2018) 4/10 Ecuador
10. Postales de Leningrado (2007) 7/10 Venezuela
11. Le cas Pinochet (2001) 8/10 Chile
12. Fuego sobre el Marmara (2011) 7/10 Venezuela
13. Ya no basta con rezar (1973) 8/10 Chile
14. Soy Mucho Mejor Que Voh (2013) 7/10 Chile
15. Viejo Calavera (2016) 4/10 Bolivia
16. Confesión a Laura (1990) 5/10 Colombia
17. Pacto de Fuga (2020) 7/10 Chile
18. Araya (1959) 6/10 Venezuela
19. Caño Mánamo (1983) 6/10 Venezuela
20. Jesús (2016) 6/10 Chile
21. La cordillère des songes (2019) 8/10 Chile
22. Araña (2019) 5/10 Chile
23. El Príncipe (2019) 7/10 Chile
24. Las marimbas del infierno (2010) 6/10 Guatemala
25. El circuito de Román (2011) 5/10 Chile
26. Poesía sin fin (2016) 8/10 Chile
27. El tigre y el venado (2013) 5/10 El Salvador
28. Hananpacha (2009) 6/10 Perú
29. Toucan Nation (2016) 5/10 Costa Rica
30. La estación seca (2018) 7/10 Panamá
31. Corazón, abierto (2005) 5/10 Honduras
32. La vendedora de rosas (1998) 8/10 Colombia
33. No todos los sueños han sido soñados (1995) 4/10 Nicaragua
34. Doble llave y cadena (2005) 6/10 Costa Rica
35. Caluga o Menta (1990) 5/10 Chile
36. Cóndores no entierran todos los días (1984) 7/10 Colombia
37. Augusto San Miguel ha muerto ayer (2003) 6/10 Ecuador
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flavo5000 wrote: January 15th, 2021, 4:29 pm I hope everybody is having a good time!
Oh yes. This has been quite a fun way to fill in some of the gaps on my Letterboxd world map. Speaking of which...

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Latin America Minus Minus Minus
1. Viaje (2015) Costa Rica
2. Ixcanul (2015) Guatemala
3. Eugenia (2017) Bolivia
4. Sol negro (2016) Colombia
5. The Maid (2009) Chile
6. Endless Poetry (2016) Chile
7. Sister of Mine (2017) Colombia
8. The Engineer (2013) El Salvador
9. Garifuna in Peril (2012) Honduras
10. Porcelain Horse (2012) Ecuador
11. Bad Hair (2013) Venezuela
12. Chance. (2009) Panama
13. Wake up and Die (2011) Colombia
14. Dead Men's River (1964) Colombia
15. The Milk of Sorrow (2009) Peru
16. Island of Lost Children (2003) Nicaragua
17. Anuktatop: Metamorphosis (2016) French Guiana

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Part documentary, part fiction, this film from French Guiana follows an indigenous family and their hopes and dreams as they are torn between a French education and their traditions. There is quite a bit of mysticism too with the father talking about how "beings exchange their matter for swarming chaos" and as the grandmother complains about "the knowledge of the stars" which her grandkids don't know. This does though feel meandering and unfocused.
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6. El pantano de los cuervos a.k.a. Swamp of the Ravens (Ecuador, 1974)
See comments in Sci-fi Challenge. TLDR: Hot garbage.

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7. La Entidad a.k.a. The Entity (Peru, 2015)
Here we have yet another in a long line of derivative found footage flicks using the same tropes we've seen a hundred times to tell a story of a cursed video a la Ringu. Some of the effects are pretty good for what it is but in general it's pretty forgettable.
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1. La cara oculta a.k.a. The Hidden Face (Colombia, 2011)
2. Mirageman (Chile, 2007)
3. Diablo Rojo PTY (Panama, 2019)
4. Carne de tu carne a.k.a. Bloody Flesh (Colombia, 1983)
5. Kiltro (Chile, 2006)
6. El pantano de los cuervos a.k.a. Swamp of the Ravens (Ecuador, 1974)
7. La Entidad a.k.a. The Entity (Peru, 2015)
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Andean? The Toy Story kid?
1. One Hundred Children Waiting for a Train (1988, Chile)
2. Natalia Valdebenito: El especial (2018, Chile)
3. Viaje (2015, Costa Rica) 7/10
This was all about intimacy. Two people meet at a party, spend the night together, and take a trip into the forest. Minimal plot, but an intensely intimate portrayal of a short and profound relationship. The chemistry between the two is off the charts, and you feel how close the two become so quickly. The close camera work and black-and-white cinematography add to the sense of intimacy, not just with each other, but with nature, too. Quite a lovely film.
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Latin America Minus Minus Minus
1. Viaje (2015) Costa Rica
2. Ixcanul (2015) Guatemala
3. Eugenia (2017) Bolivia
4. Sol negro (2016) Colombia
5. The Maid (2009) Chile
6. Endless Poetry (2016) Chile
7. Sister of Mine (2017) Colombia
8. The Engineer (2013) El Salvador
9. Garifuna in Peril (2012) Honduras
10. Porcelain Horse (2012) Ecuador
11. Bad Hair (2013) Venezuela
12. Chance. (2009) Panama
13. Wake up and Die (2011) Colombia
14. Dead Men's River (1964) Colombia
15. The Milk of Sorrow (2009) Peru
16. Island of Lost Children (2003) Nicaragua
17. Anuktatop: Metamorphosis (2016) French Guiana
18. The Colors of the Mountain (2011) Colombia

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Losing his new soccer ball in a nearby minefield, a schoolboy tries different methods to safely retrieve it despite his father banning him from going there in this coming-of-age drama. The film is set against a violent political backdrop that sometimes factors too much into the narrative, but whenever the film focuses on the kids though, it rarely missteps - and the protagonist comes up with some very innovative ways of retrieving the ball (see above).
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1. The Bridge Master's Daughter (2018, Peru) - 7/10
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4. NIC - Alsino y el cóndor [Alsino and the Condo] (1982) - 6.2
5. CRC - El hombre cuando es hombre [A Man, When He Is a Man] (1982) - 7.4
6. CRC - Agua fría de mar [Cold Water of the Sea] (2010) - 6.4
7. PAN - Invasión [Invasion] (2014) - 8ish

A better batch, with the documentaries being the best of the bunch so far, surprisingly. Just finished Invasion and I really liked it. Needed a Panamanian film for the challenge, and found this one on Kanopy so I went for it.

I'm on track to hit all 12 for the cycle. Finished with Central America, now on to South America.
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1. GUA - El silencio de Neto [The Silence of Neto] (1994) - 6.8
2. SLV - Los peces fuera del agua [Fish Out of Water] (1969) - 6.0
3. HON - El Xendra [The Xendra] (2012) - 5.0
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2. The Union aka La Directiva (2017) by Lorena Giacchino - Chile
5/10 I feel bad for the director because she must've stayed a lot of time wandering around the house where the Amateur Football Referee Association functions without gathering too much material worthy of addition to this documentary. It's interesting to see how a bunch of old guys try to run this federation with all the precariousness, material and immaterial, and the political issues involved, but nothing really interesting happens here, which maybe is the point of the movie.
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1. El astuto mono Pinochet contra la moneda de los cerdos (2004) 8/10 Chile
2. El agente topo (2020) 7/10 Chile
3. Bonsái (2011) 4/10 Chile
4. ¡Qué hacer! (1972) 7/10 Chile
5. Niña errante (2018) 4/10 Colombia
6. Ukamau (1966) 5/10 Bolivia
7. Verano (2011) 7/10 Chile
8. La llorona (2019) 6/10 Guatemala
9. La muerte del maestro (2018) 4/10 Ecuador
10. Postales de Leningrado (2007) 7/10 Venezuela
11. Le cas Pinochet (2001) 8/10 Chile
12. Fuego sobre el Marmara (2011) 7/10 Venezuela
13. Ya no basta con rezar (1973) 8/10 Chile
14. Soy Mucho Mejor Que Voh (2013) 7/10 Chile
15. Viejo Calavera (2016) 4/10 Bolivia
16. Confesión a Laura (1990) 5/10 Colombia
17. Pacto de Fuga (2020) 7/10 Chile
18. Araya (1959) 6/10 Venezuela
19. Caño Mánamo (1983) 6/10 Venezuela
20. Jesús (2016) 6/10 Chile
21. La cordillère des songes (2019) 8/10 Chile
22. Araña (2019) 5/10 Chile
23. El Príncipe (2019) 7/10 Chile
24. Las marimbas del infierno (2010) 6/10 Guatemala
25. El circuito de Román (2011) 5/10 Chile
26. Poesía sin fin (2016) 8/10 Chile
27. El tigre y el venado (2013) 5/10 El Salvador
28. Hananpacha (2009) 6/10 Perú
29. Toucan Nation (2016) 5/10 Costa Rica
30. La estación seca (2018) 7/10 Panamá
31. Corazón, abierto (2005) 5/10 Honduras
32. La vendedora de rosas (1998) 8/10 Colombia
33. No todos los sueños han sido soñados (1995) 4/10 Nicaragua
34. Doble llave y cadena (2005) 6/10 Costa Rica
35. Caluga o Menta (1990) 5/10 Chile
36. Cóndores no entierran todos los días (1984) 7/10 Colombia
37. Augusto San Miguel ha muerto ayer (2003) 6/10 Ecuador
38. Palomita Blanca (1973) 8/10 Chile
39. Ciudad chicha (2005) 4/10 Perú
40. Cachimba (2004) 6/10 Chile
41. Técnicas de duelo: Una cuestión de honor (1988) 7/10 Colombia
42. Chircales (1972) 6/10 Colombia
43. Fiesta Patria (2008) 5/10 Chile
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