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Title Bolivar soy yo [videorecording] = Bolivar am I / directed by Jorge Ali Triana.

Published [Coral Gables, Fla.] : Venevision International, [2003].

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM ERC DVD  791.4372 BOLI  Region 1  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 videodisc (NTSC)(92 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm.
Notes Special features include: scene selection ; theatrical trailer ; biographies.
Credits Guión, Jorge Alí Triana, Alberto Quiroga, Manuel Arias ; director/producer, Jorge Ali Triana ; música, Osvaldo Montes
Performers Robinson Díaz, Amparo Grisales, Jairo Camargo, Fanny Mickey.
Summary The main actor in a very popular historical soap opera plays the leader Simon Bolivar. It is clear that the TV show is not going for historical accuracy, but is content to focus on Bolivar's love affairs. The script calls for Bolivar to be shot before a firing squad. The protagonist begins to identify strongly with the character, especially the latter's dreams of a unified Columbia. He bolts from the set just before he is shot and visits the current president of Columbia. The president is a fan and invites the actor to attend a political rally, where he feels he can benefit from the actor's popularity. A series of adventures ensue in which the lead character fluctuates between his own identity and that of Bolivar, moving more toward the latter as the film progresses. The humorous situations that follow are able to show how Bolivar's dream of a united Columbia have been thwarted by selfish politicians on both the right and left.
Disc characteristics: DVD Region 1.
Original Version Originally released as a motion picture Columbia : Grupo Columbia/United Angels Productions, c2002
System notes DVD.
Language notes Soundtrack in Spanish, with optional subtitles available in English.
Other author Triana, Jorge Alí, 1942-
Grisales, Amparo.
Díaz, Robinson.
Grupo Columbia.
United Angels Productions.
Venevision International.
Subject Feature films -- Colombia.
Comedy films.
Hallucinations and illusions -- Drama.
Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Drama.
Actors -- Drama.
Colombia -- Politics and government -- Drama.
Variant Title Bolivar am I
Parallel title on container: Bolivar I am
Standard Number 822847011199