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Birds of Passage

2018, drama

125 minutes

During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.

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14+

Country

Switzerland, Colombia, Germany, Denmark, France, Mexico

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10

2018.09.07

It follows the small tribe called Wayuu, their ups and mainly downs, when one small decision to sell weed, aka, marijuana turns into bloodshed, revenge and death of everyone who was directly or indirectly involved in it. Read more

8.0

2019.05.03

Beautifully shot by cinematographer David Gallego and with a rousingly evocative score by Leonardo Heiblum, Birds of Passage adds a touch of South American magic realism to a gritty crime drama, making it the freshest take on the gangster narrative to arrive in decades. Read more

8.0

2019.05.27

In addition to David Gallego’s delightful cinematography, which captures both luxurious and arid landscapes with the same exuberance, we have enthralling folk music connected to ancient traditions, dreams, allegories, and premonitions in a stylized, hybrid tale of power, love, vendetta, and honor. This is powerful cinema. Read more

8.0

2019.03.14

David Gallego’s cinematography renders an absurdly beautiful desolation, colors splashing and popping against bleached sandy neutrals. Naturalistic performances from the entire cast aid in the film’s authentic feeling, but the poetry of the directors’ use of long shots and the singing voiceover give Birds of Passage the tone of folklore. Read more

8.0

2019.09.27

Through glorious widescreen photography from David Gallego that shows off the diverse Columbian landscape, and some incredibly detailed sound design, the power of this story leaps off the screen. Birds of Passage is one of the year’s most unique and powerful films. Read more

7.0

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