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Innocent voices

Author: Luis MandokiOscar Orlando TorresLawrence BenderAlejandro SoberónCarlos PadillaAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : SpanishView all editions and formats
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In war torn 1980's El Salvador, Chava, an eleven-year-old boy, suddenly becomes the 'man of the house' in a time when the government's army is forcibly recruiting children for civil war. As his single mother fights to protect her children, their village becomes both playground and battlefield. This is about life, love, the hope of peace, and the ennobling power of the human spirit. Based on the true story of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Foreign language films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
War films
Thriller
War
Suspense films
Drama
Teatro
Named Person: Oscar Orlando Torres
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Luis Mandoki; Oscar Orlando Torres; Lawrence Bender; Alejandro Soberón; Carlos Padilla; Leonor Varela; Gustavo Muñoz; José María Yazpik; Ofelia Medina; Daniel Giménez Cacho; Jesús Ochoa; Juan Ruiz-Anchía; Antonio Muñohierro; Aleshka Ferrero; André Abujamra; Gilda Navarro; Slowhand Cinema Releasing (Firm); BB Entertainment Marketing (Firm); Lawrence Bender Productions.; Altavista Films.; Santo Domingo Films.; Muvi Films.; Polychrome Pictures (Firm); Red Envelope Entertainment (Firm); Warner Home Video (Firm)
OCLC Number: 173221545
Language Note: Spanish dialogue with English subtitles.
Notes: Based on the life story of Oscar Torres.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.
Special features: Making of Innocent voices; theatrical trailer.
Credits: Executive producers, Federico González Compeán, Mónica Lozano, Francisco González Compeán, MIguel Necoechea, Anna Roth ; director of photography, Juan Ruíz Anchía ; production designer, Antonio Muñohierro ; editor, Aleshka Ferrero ; original music, André Abujamra ; sound designer, Martín Hernández ; sound director, Fernando Cámara ; costume designer, Gilda Navarro.
Cast: Carlos Padilla, Leonor Varela, Gustavo Muñoz, José María Yazpik, Ofelia Medina, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Jesús Ochoa.
Awards: Official Entry: Best Foreign Language Film, 2005 Academy Awards (Mexico) -- Best Picture, Audience Award, 2005 Seattle International Film Festival -- Winner: Best Picture Crystal Bear, Berlin International Film Festival 2005 -- Official Entry, 2004 Toronto Film Festival -- Winner: Stanley Kramer Award, 2005 Producer's Guild of America
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for disturbing violence and some language.
Description: 1 videodisc (111 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Other Titles: Voces inocentes
Responsibility: a Slow Hand Cinema release ; BB Entertainment Marketing presents from Lawrence Bender Productions, Altavista Films a production by Altavista Films, Santo Domingo Films in coproduction with Muvi Films ; a film by Luis Mandoki ; dirigida por Luis Mandoki ; escrita por Oscar Torres, Luis Mandoki ; producida por Lawrence Bender, Luis Mandoki, Alejandro Soberon ; [Polychrome Pictures ; Red Envelope Entertainment].

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In war torn 1980's El Salvador, Chava, an eleven-year-old boy, suddenly becomes the 'man of the house' in a time when the government's army is forcibly recruiting children for civil war. As his single mother fights to protect her children, their village becomes both playground and battlefield. This is about life, love, the hope of peace, and the ennobling power of the human spirit. Based on the true story of screenwriter Oscar Torres's embattled childhood.

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