La Lectora

Everyone wants to find a suitcase that the sons of El Patron had the night when the where killed. La Lectora is kidnapped, by El Patron guys, to read a Journal in German where they hope to find the clue the get to the mysterious suitcase.

Everyone wants to find a suitcase that the sons of El Patron had the night when the where killed. La Lectora is kidnapped, by El Patron guys, to read a Journal in German where they hope to find the clue the get to the mysterious suitcase.

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BIGSTAR Review

"The briefcase is... in the house of your f***** Mother." ~PUPPY (Diego Cadavid), to Major Carmona (Oscar Borda), right before he and Karen (Carolina G•mez) take the ultimate leap of faith.

Shot in only 17 days for a very modest budget of $500,000 (considering that it's a pretty swank little action movie, when all is said and done), this hit out of Colombia featured prominently at both the 2013 Colombian International Film Festival-New York and the 2014 Chicago Latino Film Festival, and stars Carolina Guerra- best known as the beautiful Ima from the STARZ original series DA VINCI'S DEMONS- as our film's title character. This film follows in the cinematic vein as 1994's SHALLOW GRAVE, 1998's RUN LOLA RUN, 1999's GO, and 2006's SMOKIN' ACES, for you action/thriller "on-the-run" aficionados out there who are between the ages of 35-40. This film's pacing is pretty momentum-gaining after the first 8 minutes, and the level of acting talent is quite impressive. Also featuring John Alex Toro (Ricardo Lighthouse of LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA; MARIA FULL OF GRACE's Franklin), Roberto Cano (USA's BURN NOTICE: THE FALL OF SAM AXE) and Oscar Borda (DOG EAT DOG), this indie flick interestingly plays like an extremely dark, sexy, not-so-humorous Latino version of IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD, WORLD, especially with its cleverly parallel X-marks-the-spot climax when it comes to locating the film's "MacGuffin." Though I'm sure that presents itself a peculiar analogy, if I had to choose which gorgeous lady I had to be stuck with, I'll have to pick Carolina Gomez's Karen over Dorothy Provine's classic Emeline. Sorry, but there's a strip club AND shower scene that puts Gomez into the lock for the win!

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-Steve

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