A Time To Die

  • 1985
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

A fascinating film made from an original script by Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Juan Sayago (Gustavo Angarita) returns to his home village after 18 years in prison for killing a man. When he arrives, his old friends warn him to go away. The two sons of the man he killed have sworn to kill him on his release. But Juan refuses to leave and...read more

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A fascinating film made from an original script by Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Juan Sayago (Gustavo Angarita) returns to his home village after 18 years in prison for killing a man. When he arrives, his old friends warn him to go away. The two sons of the man he killed

have sworn to kill him on his release. But Juan refuses to leave and actually befriends the younger brother before the young man realizes who he is. The older brother, however, renews his vow to kill his father's killer. The rules of honor dictate that he cannot simply gun Juan down; he must

provoke his father's killer into accepting a duel. A remarkably assured film for novice director Jorge Ali Triana, who cleaned up at South American film festivals with this production. The performances are all superb and understated, especially Angarita's. The pace is somewhat slow, but the film

is never boring and captures the timeless feel of Marquez's fiction. The cinematography is terrific, shifting from the lush jungle that surrounds the town to the dusty heat of the main street.

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  • Released: 1985
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: A fascinating film made from an original script by Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Juan Sayago (Gustavo Angarita) returns to his home village after 18 years in prison for killing a man. When he arrives, his old friends warn him to go away. The… (more)

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