El Silencio de Neto

Overview

This politically inspired drama represents Guatemala's first commercial feature film. Set in Guatemala, 1954, at the time a U.S. funded government overthrow of left-wing president Jacob Arbenz, it chronicles the struggles of a pre-adolescent boy to grow up in a tumultuous time. Neto, at the funeral of his uncle Ernesto is suddenly visited by his uncle's ghost. Their conversation becomes a flashback of six months earlier. The memory follows the changes wrought by the intervention of U.S. military and local troops ...
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Overview

This politically inspired drama represents Guatemala's first commercial feature film. Set in Guatemala, 1954, at the time a U.S. funded government overthrow of left-wing president Jacob Arbenz, it chronicles the struggles of a pre-adolescent boy to grow up in a tumultuous time. Neto, at the funeral of his uncle Ernesto is suddenly visited by his uncle's ghost. Their conversation becomes a flashback of six months earlier. The memory follows the changes wrought by the intervention of U.S. military and local troops as the coup begins. Neto's family's life is profoundly affected by the military action. Neto's father, a teacher, loses his job to military personnel. His classmates and their families begin to disappear. Neto and his family must flee their city. There is also conflict between his father and uncle, Ernesto as they hold differing views on child rearing. Both men are also in love with Neto's mother. Neto does have one dream: to fly solo in a balloon.
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Special Features

Audi commentary by the director (in English and Spanish; A special documentary on the genesis and production of the film
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/26/2005
  • UPC: 825346542997
  • Original Release: 1994
  • Rating:

  • Source: Maya Media
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 1:48:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Oscar Javier Almengor Neto Yepes
Herbert Meneses Ernesto Yepes
Julio Diaz Eduardo Yepes
Julio Diaz Eduardo Yepes
Eva Tamargo Lemus Elena Yepes
Eduardo Jose Guerreo German
Sergio Paz Alberto
Indira Chinchilla Nidia
Technical Credits
Luis Argueta Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Antonio Arroyo Sound/Sound Designer
Justo Chang Screenwriter
Jose Gallegos Score Composer
Maurice Gallegos Score Composer
Justo Ghang Production Designer
Abigail Hunt Associate Producer
Gloria Pineyro Editor
Vivian Rivas Set Decoration/Design
Ana Solares Production Designer
Ramon F. Suarez Cinematographer
David Tedeschi Editor
Gloria Wurmser Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Españno
1. Globos y Beisbol [:24]
2. Recordando Con Tío Ernesto [7:33]
3. Neto, Nidia y Rodrigo [9:35]
4. Primer Amar [7:23]
5. Pesadilla y Cumpleaños [9:31]
6. Los Cometas No Vienen, Van [10:19]
7. La Guerra Fría en el Trópivo [7:26]
8. Arbenz Renuncia y Tio Ernesto Se Va [12:12]
9. Juegos de Guerra [10:50]
10. Subida al Volcán [9:24]
11. El Único Lugar Donde Podemos Resucitar [10:31]
12. Globo de Despedida [7:28]
13. Chapter 13 [5:12]
Side #1 -- English
1. Ballons and baseball [:24]
2. Remembering With Uncle Ernesto [7:33]
3. Neto, Nidia and Rodrigo [9:35]
4. First Love [7:23]
5. Nightmare and Birthday Party [9:31]
6. Comets Run Away [10:19]
7. Tropical Cole Wa [7:26]
8. President Arbenz Resigns and Uncle Ernesto Leaves [12:12]
9. War Games [10:50]
10. Climbing the Volcano [9:24]
11. The Only Place Where We Can Be Reborn [10:31]
12. Farewell Balloon [7:28]
13. Chapter 13 [5:12]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Españno
   Ver Película
   Escenas
   Subtítulos
      Subtítulos: Inglés
      Subtítulos: Ninguno
   Extras
      Luis Argueta: Los Orígenes de El Silencio
      Comentario de Audio Por el Director Luis Argueta: Sí
      Comentario de Audio Por el Director Luis Argueta: No
Side #1 -- English
   Play Movie
   Scenes
   Subtitles
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: None
   Extras
      Luis Argueta: The Origins of the Silence
      Audio Commentary by Director Luis Argueta: On
      Audio Commentary by Director Luis Argueta: Off
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