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Magallanes

Directed by Salvador del Solar

Peru, 2015

HOME, 20 April 2016

This film I liked a lot.

It is a superb slice of neo-noir with one of those hard, hard truths at its core. Here it is: sometimes you cannot get redemption, no matter what you risk. And you cannot buy forgiveness, ever, it is solely a matter of grace.

Magallanes is a chauffeur sometime taxi-driver whose life is torn asunder when a young woman gets into his vehicle. He knew her once, he violated her terribly. Now he wants to make amends…

Damian Alcazar, the actor who plays Magallanes, resembles Humphrey Bogart in appearance somewhat, probably one reason why I like the film so much. He is a fine actor.

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