The First Night Movie Review Summary

Actors: Carolina Lizarazo, John Alex Toro

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THE FIRST NIGHT (La Primera Noche) is a Colombian movie written and directed by Luis Alberto Restrepo in 2003. This film earned several prizes in differet international festivals.
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Too, with his sister-in-law Paulina and her children, are fleeing from their small hometown lost in the jungle. Their town and its people have just been destroyed and killed during a conflict between the guerrilla warfare, the army and the para-militaries.

Paulina wants to go to Bogota, the largest city in Colombia, in order to ask an old friend for help but, when arrived in the city, she learns that her friend has quit working three months before without leaving an address. The four immigrants will have to spend their first night in the streets of Bogota, one of the most dangerous cities in the world.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Hispanic/Spanish Kind of conflict:    -   war (general)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic


The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South Jungles?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York) Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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