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Porfirio

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(No longer in theaters)
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  • Director: Alejandro Landes   Cast: Jarrilson Ramirez, Porfirio Ramirez, Yor Jasbleidy Sanchez
  • Running Time: 106 minutes
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Genre

Comedy, Drama

Release Date

Feb 8, 2013

Review

Oddly mesmerizing yet almost deliberately incomplete, Alejandro Landes’s look at the increasingly frustrating existence of a man paralyzed after a police mistake, who took matters into his own hands in real life, seems austere. But it’s surprisingly confrontational on a stylistic level: It’s a slow-burn movie in which the mundane and often grotesque daily life of the protagonist makes palpable the need for escape and action.

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