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GenreDrama, Thriller
DirectorAlejandro Landes
LanguageEnglish, Spanish
CountryColombia, Various
Running Time1HR 42MINS
Extra InfoSubtitled
SeasonMain Programme

Alejandro Landes’ awe-inspiring third feature is a breathtaking, hypnotic and hallucinatory survival thriller set on a remote mountain in Latin America.

The film follows a feral group of child soldiers and rebels – bearing names like Rambo, Smurf, Bigfoot, Wolf and Boom-Boom – who keep watch over an American hostage. 

With a rapturous score by Mica Levi (Under the Skin, Jackie), the film examines the chaos and absurdity of war from the unique perspective of adolescence, recalling Lord of the Flies in a way that feels wholly original. Featuring a diverse young cast of both seasoned professionals and newcomers, Landes thrusts them into an unforgiving, irrational and often surreal environment where anything can happen — even peace. 

“Overpoweringly tense and deeply mad […] something between Apocalypse Now, Lord of the Flies and Embrace of the Serpent.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian ★★★★★