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The Return (2013)
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The Return (2013)
Original name: El regreso
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 107 min.
Story: El Regreso is a venezuelan movie written and directed by Patricia Ortega, which tells the story of a Wayuu girl that survived the slaughter of his people, in Bahía Portete from the Colombian Guajira, and therefore, she is forced to grow in a unknown world to her.
Style: exciting, thought provoking, tense, suspenseful
Plot: death, massacre, rape, friendship, violence, little girl, murder, female director, dog, sea, doll, street kid, gun, beach, letter, menstruation, gender disguise, urination, barefoot, street child, gun in mouth
Place: venezuela

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