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Buscando a Miguel is a 2007 Colombian drama film written and directed by Juan Fisher. Based on at true story, looking for Miguel is Fishers second work as director. The fim is a stark comedy-drama about identity and the different facets of Colombian society.

Plot

Miguel is a young and very ambitious Colombian politician with a brilliant career ahead of him. Born from a wealthy family, he sees the world from a position of privilege and is blind to the reality of those around him. Miguel has let the wheels in motion to run for office, but fate, it seems has other plans.

After falling victim to a violent attack; a naked, unidentified and unconscious Miguel is laid out before a doctor as a John Doe. He unexpectedly revives in the autopsy room leaving those standing before him in shock, but no more shocked than Miguel himself, empty of memories, a name, a destination. He eventually escapes but discovers that he has no memories; he does not know who he is. He searches for himself in an unknown city among people he does not know, living through fragmentary images of his past and dreams he cannot understand.

In a dream state, this utter unawareness of himself, Miguel is thrown into the harsh reality of the streets, a world inhabited by the very people he once refused to acknowledge. To his rescue, a cast of colorful indigents, petty thieves and a pious and promiscuous drag queen; with them he experiences the warmth of friendship, even when he is no one, a stranger even to himself. Miguel, the politician, has ceased to exist. Bubbling to the surface is the raw and essential Miguel a man struggling to find redemption.

Cast

Luis Fernando Bohorquez - Miguel

Laura Garcia - Sol

Ana Maria Kamper - Leonor

Juan Sebastian Aragon - Alfonso

Pedro Mogollon - Ernesto

Monica Gomez - Helena

Marcela Carvaja Monicao

Awards

AUDIENCE AWARD Cinesul Brazil 2008

AUDIENCE AWARD Sydney Latinamerican Film Festival, 2008

Nominated BEST PICTURE Beijin Film Festival, 2009

BEST ACTING, Beijin Film Festival, 2009

BEST ACTRESS: Laura Garcia, Big Apple Latin Film Awards, 2009

BEST SCREENPLAY: Juan Fischer, Tomislav Novakovic, Big Apple Latin Film Awards, 2009

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