Thieves and Liars

Thieves and Liars

Director: Poli Marichal, Ricardo Mendez Matta, Steven Bauer, Elpidia Carrillo

Cast: Poli Marichal, Ricardo Mendez Matta, Steven Bauer, Elpidia Carrillo

     
 
Functioning as an unofficial Spanish-language equivalent of Steven Soderbergh's muckraker Traffic (2000), co-directors Ricardo Mendez Matta and Poli Marichal's meller Thieves and Liars traces the web of drug money-related corruption inherent in the Puerto Rican socioeconomic climate. As in the Soderbergh ensemble picture, Marichal and Matta interweave a

Overview

Functioning as an unofficial Spanish-language equivalent of Steven Soderbergh's muckraker Traffic (2000), co-directors Ricardo Mendez Matta and Poli Marichal's meller Thieves and Liars traces the web of drug money-related corruption inherent in the Puerto Rican socioeconomic climate. As in the Soderbergh ensemble picture, Marichal and Matta interweave a number of socially relevant stories on various levels of Puerto Rican society - all about the movement of drugs from the Third World to Puerto Rico to the States. In one substory, Puerto Rican man Oscar (Steven Bauer) - in an attempt to gain revenge for the death of a friend - rubs out a drug boss, and thus sinks to a level every bit as dirty and shameless as his victim. In another, two young men, Cheo and Miguel, use drug money to support their needy grandmother. In a third, single mother and airport worker Wanda Velez (Magda Rivera) attempts to navigate her way through the byzantine Puerto Rican legal system, taking on the fly-by-night company that manipulated and conned her. And in still another substory, adolescent Luisito (Carlos Paniagua) teeters on the verge of self-destruction with illegal drug use, despite the constant admonitions of his concerned mother.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/22/2008
UPC:
0883929014439
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
R
Source:
Lightyear Video
Time:
1:52:00

Special Features

Filmmakers' commentary ; Deleted scenes; "Making Of" Thieves and Liars

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steven Bauer Actor
Elpidia Carrillo Actor
Magda Rivera Actor
Jose Heredia Actor
Carlos Paniagua Actor
Lymari Nadal Actor
Dennis Mario Actor
Daniel Lugo Actor
Gabriela Rosario Actor
Isidro Bobadilla Actor
Luz María Rondón Actor
Cesar Farrait Actor
Arturo Paredes Actor
Vico C Actor

Technical Credits
Poli Marichal Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Ricardo Mendez Matta Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Patricia Alonso Casting
Willi Berrios Cinematographer
Antonio Betancourt Sound/Sound Designer
Jaime Costas Cinematographer
Carlos De La Torre Asst. Director
Monica Monserrate Production Designer
Gladyris Silva Costumes/Costume Designer
Martin Singer Editor
Superaquello Score Composer
Eric M. Vega Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Thieves and Liars
1. The Score [8:56]
2. Stolen Fuel [7:57]
3. Get a Bible [6:09]
4. The Grandparents [6:43]
5. Asking For Help [4:33]
6. Cheo's Gone [7:18]
7. Evicted [4:58]
8. Six Months Later [4:33]
9. No Prozac [7:08]
10. You're Mine [8:41]
11. Reggaeton [7:55]
12. Learning the Truth [7:37]
13. Arrested [7:48]
14. Typographical Error [7:47]
15. Final Showdown [15:14]

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