My Old Addiction

Men With Guns


(out of 5)

Excellent John Sayles drama about a Latin American teacher () who discovers that all the medical doctors he trained to go out into the dense jungles of his country and administer medicine to the poor have disappeared. He goes from village to village in search of his pupils, and each time is told by locals that they vanished when “men with guns” came to take them away. Sayles’ consistent devotion to character is a real strength here, but mostly the experience comes alive in the photography of the unforgiving landscape: after a while, you really will feel like you’re right there in the jungle with him. Real life husband and wife and have a wonderful bit as a tourist couple who distract Luppi’s quest.

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USA, 1997

Directed by

Screenplay by

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by John Sayles

Golden Globe Awards 1997

Toronto International Film Festival 1997


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