SURVIVING GAZAPA

By Roberto Dávila ALEGRÍA

DC MEDIAS - as SALES All rights, World

Action/Adventure - Completed 2009

When at war, getting out alive
is the best option

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure, Drama
    • Countries
    • EL SALVADOR
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 117 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Roberto Dávila ALEGRÍA
    • Writer(s)
    • Marielos DE DÁVILA, Roberto DÁVILA
    • Synopsis
    • Guazapa volcano, El Salvador, 1986.
      A Guerrilla formation, lead by Felipe (Geovanny Alvarado), executes the mission of
      installing landmines on the pathways the army uses at raids.
      Unnoticed surrounded by an enemy patrol while on their mission, the formation is
      forced to disband and retreat during an intense exchange of fire.
      Pablo (Arturo Rivera) is wounded during his retreat, and takes shelter until the
      danger is past.
      After leaving his shelter, he finds the lifeless body of his brother. His loss makes
      him decide to leave the fight behind and go in search of his mother.
      After departing he comes across Julio (Alejandro Lopez), a soldier lost in the
      vastness of the volcano. As they fought hand to hand, their fight was interrupted by
      a bombing of the area. Forced to take shelter together, their rivalry continues.
      Due to the circumstances but still distrustful, they decide to join together in order to
      leave Guazapa alive, putting their lives in jeopardy for this alliance.
      After surmounting some tasks, a lost little girl crosses their path, so they decide to
      take her back to her family. The path that takes them out of the mountains also
      takes them to dangerous encounters with fighters from both sides, facing
      repeatedly life-or-death situations.
      After being surprised and captured by Chamba (Nilson Urbina), a guerrilla fighter
      ex-comrade of Pablo, their luck seems to have ran out. The situation turns critic by
      the close proximity of an army platoon.
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