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Monos

Monos
Director: Alejandro Landes

Colombia, Argentina, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Uruguay, 2019, drama, 102 min., Spanish and English with Lithuanian subtitles, N-13

In a remote mountaintop setting somewhere in Latin America, a rebel group of teenage commandos bearing noms de guerre like Rambo, Smurf, Bigfoot, Wolf and Boom-Boom perform military training exercises while watching over a prisoner (Julianne Nicholson) and a conscripted milk cow for a shadowy force known only as "The Organization." After an ambush drives the squadron into the jungle, fracturing their intricate bond, the mission begins to collapse.

Awards

The film had its world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival where it won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award. It was selected as the Colombian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.

About the director

Alejandro Landes Echavarría (1980, Brazil) is a Colombian-Ecuadorian film director, producer, screenwriter, and journalist.