Monos

Monos

A FILM BY: Alejandro Landes
WRITTEN BY: Alejandro Landes, Alexis Dos Santos
STARRING: Sofia Buenaventura, Julian Giraldo, Karen Quintero

In a remote mountaintop setting somewhere in Latin America, a rebel group of teenage commandos bearing noms de guerre like Rambo, Smurf, Bigfoot, Wolf and Boom-Boom perform military training exercises while watching over a prisoner (Julianne Nicholson) and a conscripted milk cow for a shadowy force known only as The Organization. After an ambush drives the squadron into the jungle, fracturing their intricate bond, the mission begins to collapse.

Director Alejandro Landes (Porfirio, Cocalero) examines the chaos and fog of war from the unique perspective of adolescence, banding together a diverse young cast of seasoned professionals (including Hannah Montanas Moisés Arias) and untrained neophytes thrust into an unforgiving, irrational and often surreal environment where anything can happen — even peace.

In English and Spanish with English subtitles

"A monumentally cinematic experience of lush wilderness and raw emotions." - Tomris Laffly, RogerEbert.com

"Your mileage may vary, but this, in the best way possible, instantly feels like the stuff of nightmares." - Ella Kemp, Culture Whisper

Technical Information

Production Year: 2019
Country of Origin: Colombia
Language: Spanish
Run Time: 102 mins
Format: DCP