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Alamar


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  • Actors: Jorge Machado, Roberta Palombini, Natan Machado Palombini, Nestor Marin Matraca
  • Directors: Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio
  • Producers: Jaime Romandia
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Film Movement / Mantarraya
  • DVD Release Date: January 11, 2011
  • Run Time: 73 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0038KT8ZW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,513 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Alamar" on IMDb

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A gem! …One of the true delicacies of the film-going year. --Michael Phillips, The Chicago Tribune

Gorgeously photographed… Do not miss it! --David Fear, Time Out New York

Luminous…elegantly photographed. --Stephen Holden, The New York Times

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Jorge and Roberta have been separated for several years. They simply come from opposite worlds: he likes an uncomplicated life in the jungle, while she prefers a more urban existence. He is Mexican and she is Italian, and she has decided to return to Rome with their five-year-old son, Natan. But before they leave, Jorge wishes to take young Natan on a trip, hoping to teach him about his Mayan origins in Mexico. At first the boy is physically and emotionally uncomfortable with the whole affair, and gets seasick on the boat taking them to their destination. But as father and son spend more time together, Natan begins a learning experience that will remain with him forever.

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This documentary is somewhat similar, only it's the real deal.
Alfredo
The beauty is raw and little by little the shy boy slowly becomes captivated by his father's embracing love and his teachings about nature and the life of fishermen.
sandrasdecora
It's almost like you are tagging along with some people who live very differently than you do, just to see what they do all day.
Learner

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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By BJS on January 31, 2011
Format: DVD
One of the loveliest films I've ever seen. An affair between a vacationing Italian woman and Jorge, a fiercely handsome Mexican fisherman, leads to the birth of a little boy, Natan. The couple breaks up, with sadness but no rancor, because there is no way to accommodate the distance between their respective worlds. When he is probably around five, the boy goes to spend a summer with his father and grandfather. The father offers all that he has: himself, his love, and his world. It is a world of men who live in nature, doing things a child can share, filled with wonder and beauty. At the end of their time together, a bond has formed between father and son.. "I will always be with you."
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Alex on June 9, 2011
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Loved, loved, loved this film. It tells the incredible story or a Mexican man, Jorge, spending a summer in his native coast and in the sea (a la mar = to the sea) with his young son Natan before he has to bring Natan to stay with his mother in Rome. I don't want to use the term "male bonding" because it can have such silly connotations but ultimately that's what this movie is about; moreover, the bond between a father and son and the bond between men and nature. Jorge shows Natan their roots in the Mayan culture by bringing him along in the water on the Banco Chinchorro, a huge coral reef, where they fish. It looks at the physicality of men in both doing productive work to catch and prepare the fish and in playing with each other, just wrestling around.

A large egret, who they name "Blanquita," becomes a poignant theme in the film, showing Natan that sometimes you have to say goodbye, even if you did your best to get to know someone. As heartwarming as it is to see Jorge and Natan grow close, a pall hangs over the film as we know that they will have to part at the end of the trip. It was difficult to tell if the movie was fiction or a documentary, I've been doing some research and it still isn't clear - especially since Jorge and Natan are real-life father and son and Jorge did have to bring Natan to stay with his mother in Rome while he remained in Banco Chinchorro. This blurred fiction serves to make "Alamar" all the more powerful. The filming was very rhythmic, in time with the sea and nature around them. It was like being transported into a totally different time. Meanwhile, the scenery is marvelous and there are some really astounding underwater shots, including some of the men fishing like birds diving into the water with spears. Moving, wonderful film. It transported me to a nature paradise outside of the realm of cars, pollution, and cell phones. I only wish I could have stayed there longer..
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gerard D. Launay on March 11, 2011
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This film made me think of what life would have been like in a "Garden of Eden." It starts out as a story of two lovers - an Italian and a Native American from Mexico who have a child but whose adult life styles are simply too different to stay together. Natan - the boy - goes to live with his mother in Rome...but when he is 5 years old his Mayan father asks permission to bring his child to his remote Caribbean isle in Mexico to bond with his son (yes) but also to impart in a very real way his vision of the world.

This is a movie about the everyday existence of simple fishermen living next to a beautiful coral reef hidden away from most of the modern conveniences of urban culture. One would think that a movie without a plot would be boring - but it turns into a deeply meditative experience - even a healing experience of human life in full harmony with nature. There is very little music - perhaps the "whir" of a motor boat or the pulsating rhythm of waves beating against a wooden platform. The cinematography is splendid - peaceful - in tune with nature.

In a sense it is a "parable" of three generations: the boy, his father Jorge, and his grandfather - all toasted by the sun and living out a modest existence from the fruits of the sea. The father gives his son his first taste of snorkeling and we see images of the father and grandfather snorkeling underwater and spearing lobsters for their living. They glide like birds who plunge from the sky and spear their catch. Another time the father and son are fishing barracuda. The boy is introduced slowly and lovingly to the life of a fisherman who respects marine and bird life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By sandrasdecora on September 2, 2011
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Alamar is a crude diamond, an intimate and candid narrative of the experience of a small boy and his father. Parents are split. Son lives in Rome with mother. Son is taken to visit his father in Mexico, who is a "Tarzan" of the sea, living as a fisherman and embedded in nature. The beauty is raw and little by little the shy boy slowly becomes captivated by his father's embracing love and his teachings about nature and the life of fishermen. Never sentimental, and spare in dialogue, it is an original and truly unforgettable filmic achievement that is authentic to the core.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. See on May 1, 2011
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An amazing film really. And it's not just the magnificent photography that captures the natural beauty, as well as the incredible relationship between Father and Son (and the older Father/Son, and Grandfather/Grandson relationships). What makes this movie a masterpiece is the subtle presentation of the purpose of life and how our modern existence is, in contrast, so incredibly uninvolving, mediocre, and fraudulent. The purpose and intelligence of life is shown through the day to day work these fishermen do. It is done with such clarity and compassion by the film makers and actors, that it has restored my faith in human beings.
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