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Broken Kingdom (2012)

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Four narratives weave their way through the tragic slums of Bogota to the lofty hills of Hollywood. A 14-year-old prostitute girl and an ill-fated, eccentric American writer forge a strange... See full summary »

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Daniel Gillies

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Daniel Gillies
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Credited cast:
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Marilyn
Daniel Gillies ... Jason '80'
Kandyse McClure ... Jessica
Seymour Cassel ... Clayton
Darren Le Gallo ... Chris
Kim Hawthorne ... Nina (as Kimberly Hawthorne)
Julieth Restrepo ... Valentina
Julie Ariola ... Jill
Carlos Sanchez ... Boy
Davin Ransom
Maria Cristina Pimiento Maria Cristina Pimiento ... Karmen
Marcela Valencia Marcela Valencia ... Anna
Karla Mason Karla Mason ... Cafe Waitress (as Karla Bea)
Jeraldin Chapeton Estacio Jeraldin Chapeton Estacio ... Serafina
Julian R. Bechdholt Julian R. Bechdholt
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Four narratives weave their way through the tragic slums of Bogota to the lofty hills of Hollywood. A 14-year-old prostitute girl and an ill-fated, eccentric American writer forge a strange companionship. A Colombian university student invites a terrible danger into her world in the name of financial solace, while a day-care teacher in Los Angeles does everything she can to fight the weight of a tragic secret. Written by Anonymous

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We are all but children here.

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The human drama
16 October 2012 | by GuyDGazitSee all my reviews

As a rule, "small"-"human" dramas are not my first choice as a genre, not in books, not in theaters, not on TV, nor on the big screen. I rarely find an "action-free" or non-Sci-Fi, non epic-narrative drama which truly pulls me into its narrative. Mayhap it's my seeking escapism in the art I consume, or the fact my life experience have left me a little "bored" with the small, trivial and daily dramas we're all surrounded by... Memorable human dramas on film are quite rare with me, as such selective a viewer that I am. However, as with any rule, naturally there are exceptions... A few examples of such "small" dramatic narrative movies that actually had such an impact on me would have to be: "The Stone Angel", "Regarding Henry", "Door to door", "Kes"... and now that I've watched it - "Broken Kingdom" is the newest addition to the list...

"Broken Kingdom" portrays two intertwined stories, of no epic proportion, with a truly "small", "human" and "humane" narratives. on one hand - the display of buds of humanity and affection in a sea of cruelty in a poverty stricken 3rd world country, and on the other hand - the daily bearing of a tragic unspoken memory in PC-America.

The cast is spectacular, and I found that the visual quality of the film is impeccable - very aesthetic and precise. All in all, for the low- budget this production had, it is truly a remarkable product. The writer-director-star, Daniel Gillies, did a very good job, under all 3 of his "hats".


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2 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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Bogotá, Colombia See more »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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