Blood and Rain
Taxi driver Jorge begins his night shift bent on revenge after his brother's murder at the hands of a violent gang. Having determined the culprit and on his way to execute his revenge, he picks up a party-girl fare named Angela, herself struggling with demons in the form of drug addiction. But when an accident brings him unexpectedly closer to Angela, his plans for retribution are derailed by the possibility of redemptive love. Over the course of a single night, the damaged pair nurse their slowly burgeoning romance, but must struggle against forces already set in motion, drawing them inexorably into the rain-soaked underworld of Bogotá.
Jorge Navas' Goya Award-nominated debut feature is a visually stunning neo-noir distinguished by its phenomenal sense of place. Bogotá's seedy nocturnal underbelly becomes a third character, its dark and violent streets rendered strangely beautiful as the backdrop of an impossible love story. Newcomer actors Gloria Montoya and Quique Mendoza build a tender chemistry at odds with this hostile environment as they careen toward a conclusion at once shocking and tragically inevitable.
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[BLOOD] | 2009 | 90 | Narrative Feature
Directed by: Jorge Navas
Foreign Title: (La sangre y la lluvia)
Premiere: New York
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Primary Cast Gloria Montoya, Quique Mendoza
Director Jorge Navas
Screenwriters Carlos Henao, Alizé Le Maoult, Jorge Navas
Executive Producer Julian Girardo, Wilson Gomez, Carolina Barrera, Hugo Castro Fau