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Ratas, ratones, rateros (1999)

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The world of Salvador, a young and naive petty thief is changed by the arrival of his cousin Angel, an ex-convict in search of easy money, and with a hideout. Salvador gets wrapped up in ... See full summary »

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Sebastián Cordero
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Credited cast:
Carlos Valencia Carlos Valencia ... Angel Caamaño
Marco Bustos Marco Bustos ... Salvador
Cristina Dávila Cristina Dávila ... Mayra
Fabricio Lalama Fabricio Lalama ... Marlon
Irina López Irina López ... Carolina
Simon Brauer Simon Brauer ... J.C.
Lupe Machado Lupe Machado
Liliana Ruiz Liliana Ruiz
Alfredo Martínez Alfredo Martínez
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sebastián Cordero ... Hombre que duerme en estación de bus
Antonio Negret ... Martin
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The world of Salvador, a young and naive petty thief is changed by the arrival of his cousin Angel, an ex-convict in search of easy money, and with a hideout. Salvador gets wrapped up in Angel's twisted dealings in an attempt to escape from his suffocating family, dragging along his family and friends, in his criminal path. Where will this all lead? Written by ElianaG

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Even when the whole story starts in Guayaquil city, most of the filming was done in Quito, Ecuador's capital city. See more »

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A privilege to watch...
20 December 1999 | by kasha-5See all my reviews

Ecuador has an almost nonexistent film industry. The country pushes out one feature every four or five years. I was intrigued by this fact, but also had low expectations as I bought my ticket at this year's Toronto film fest. But within the first few minutes I was already reeled into the lives of these characters. I can't think of one film that takes place in downtown Quito, and the place only appears on television (in Canada) when there's a major news story, a disaster, etc. But Rodents takes place in Quito's sprawling suburbs, a place most of us don't know exists. For this reason alone Rodents is worth the price of admission. On top of this it's a solid film, with fine acting, slick direction and a plot that keeps it's pace. It even delivers action and suspense -- no small feat considering the film's minimal resources. Felicidades, Quitenos!


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Country:

Ecuador

Language:

Spanish

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1999 (Ecuador) See more »

Also Known As:

Armadilha do Destino See more »

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Quito, Ecuador See more »

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Cabezahueca See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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