JARDIN DE AMAPOLAS

FIELD OF AMAPOLAS

By Juan Carlos MELO

MOTIVO FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2012


Festivals
& Awards

Ventana Sur 2011
Primer Corte Copia 0
Warsaw FF 2012
Competition 1-2
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama, Social issues, Children's
    • Countries
    • COLOMBIA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 86 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Juan Carlos MELO
    • Writer(s)
    • Juan Carlos MELO
    • Producer(s)
    • Maja ZIMMERMANN (Chirimoya Films), Juan Carlos MELO
    • Synopsis
    • At 3000 meter altitude in the high planes of Colombia, cultivating poppies (Amapolas) is a dangerous but rather lucrative business.
      When farmer EMILIO and his nine-year old son SIMON are exiled by the Paramilitaries, they find refuge at Cousin WILSON’s. There, Emilio is forced to work in an illicit Amapola crop belonging to RAMIRO, a fearsome and famous drug dealer in the region. Meanwhile, Simon befriends LUISA, a beautiful and extroverted girl of his age. Together they share great adventures accompanied by RUFINO, a little puppy dog Simon steals every day returning it each night. With war ever present around them, the kids’ friendship is blooming as they play in the beautiful countryside and among dangerous mine fields.
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