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Alamar (2009)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 217299346
UPC: 616892081265
UPC 14: 00616892081265
Category Keywords: Mexico  Relationships
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Editor's Note
A young boy and his father learn about living in harmony with nature in this languid drama from filmmaker Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio. A man from Mexico (Jorge Machado) travels to Italy and falls in love with a beautiful local woman (Roberta Palombini). Their feelings for one another are strong, but they prove to be short lived, and when they decide to beak up after the birth of their son Natan, he returns to Mexico while she stays in Italy and takes primary custody of the child. However, the father strives to remain a presence in his son's life, and the boy visits his father at least once a year. As the five-year-old Natan travels to Mexico, his father has joined the family' fishing operation near the coral reefs of Banco Chinchorro. Living in an elevated cottage near the shore, Natan and his family devote their summer to an idyllic existence, spending their days catching the plentiful fish and observing the wildlife, and their nights sitting by the fire and admiring the stars. To the father, this simple life teaches an important lesson of existing in peace with the natural world, and Natan comes to see himself as being as much a part of this environment as the fish, the waterfowl and the seaweed. ALAMAR (aka TO THE SEA) was the first solo directorial credit for cinematographer Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio.

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Video Mfg Name Studio: Repnet Llc
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/11/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 73 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2009
Video UPC UPC: 00616892081265
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

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Video Color Spec Video: (unknown/unconverted)

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Jorge Machado
Video Cast Info Natan Machado Palombini
Video Cast Info Nestor Marin
Video Cast Info Roberta Palombini
Video Cast Info Alexis Zabe - Photography
Video Cast Info Rodolfo Romero - Sound
Video Cast Info Emmanuel Romero - Sound
Video Cast Info Pedro Gonzalez Rubio - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Pedro Gonzalez Rubio - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info David Torres - Photography
Video Cast Info Diego Benlliure - Composer
Video Cast Info Uriel Esquenazi - Composer
Video Cast Info Pedro Gonzalez Rubio - Director

Professional Reviews

Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "Gonzalez-Rubio immerses us in a world of natural beauty; better still, he never allows the bonding to turn soggy." 10/01/2010

Los Angeles Times
"[S]himmeringly beautiful....Gonzalez-Rubio is ambiguous in regard to the line between documentary and fiction..." 10/15/2010

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