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DIAS DE SANTIAGO
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Dias de SantiagoPeru 2004, 83 minutes in 35 mm
Screen ratio 1,66:1
Directed by Josué Méndez
Actor Marisela Puicón, Pietro Sibille, Milagros Vidal
Camera Juan Durán
Cut Roberto Benavides Espino
Produced by Enid Campos
Genre Drama, Family, Feature, spanish, War
Film tags lateinamerika lima militär spanisch spielfilm
Santiago Roman, a rugged, 23-year-old soldier of the Peruvian Navy, returns home to Lima after years of fighting in the jungle. Combat-weary and searching for hope, Santiago is a member of a lost Peruvian generation ? his spirit scarred by futile wars with Ecuador and constant fighting against terrorists and drug traffickers. He quickly finds his native Lima an unwelcoming place ? his army buddies have taken to bankrobbing; the decadent club scene offers only noise and lights; prospective employers won?t hire him; his applications for credit are refused.
But worst of all, Santiago learns that his friends, family, and young, professional wife have become decadent or distant - and that they are, each in unique ways, unable to understand him. As his troubles converge in the film?s riveting climax, DIAS DE SANTIAGO asks the question, what escape is there for a discharged soldier, who returns home full of hope, but finds only disappointment and inner turmoil?