Dan Lybarger: Film Review: The Snitch Cartel
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For a movie that features drugs, jealousy, betrayal, sex and murder, The Snitch Cartel, Colombia's entry in the race for Best Foreign Language Film at next year's Oscars, offers a tepid rush and some nagging side effects.
Despite recounting a volatile era in the Colombian cocaine trade, director Carlos Moreno's take on the aftermath of the battle between the Cali and Medellin cartels after the death of Medellin leader Pablo Escobar features some familiar faces, some adequate action and an odd sense of indifference.
The tale begins in the early 1990s when a pair of working class toughs named Martin Gonzales (Manolo Cardona) and Pepe Cadena (Diego Cadavid) think they have arrived. Despite Martin's modest origins in Cali, Martin's friendship with Pepe has made both of them some serious cash thanks to America's demand for cocaine. Pepe's brother is Don Oscar (Fernando Solorzano), a powerful and wealthy drug warlord.
It's easy for the two to think that the good life w
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