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Sergeant Matacho
Year:  2017
Running Time:  94 minutes
Country:  Columbia
Language:  Spanish with English subtitles
Genre:  Drama
Venue:  Playhouse Theater [40 Main Street, Tiburon]
Cast:  Damian Alcazar, Marlon Moreno, Fabiana Medina
Showtime:   Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 04:00 PM
Director:  William González

Description:
  The Sergeant Matacho tells the story of Rosalba Velasco, a woman trapped in the shoulder spiral of violence in Colombia during the second half of the 20th century. Matacho embodies both love and hatred, a desire for revenge and peace, life and death, warped in the heat of the fratricidal war that continues to shock the country.

In 1948 the partisan violence whips the Colombian countryside. Liberals and Conservatives face up to death. South of the country in Tolima, conservative official forces brutally kill several liberal farmers, among them the husband of Rosalba Velasco. The young woman, a mother of a two years old child, witnesses the massacre and suffers a psychic process of depersonalization and turns out herself an instrument of revenge and death. During one decade her actions will leave as balance an endless number of police and dead civilians and she becomes the target of the persecution of the army, the police and the paramilitary bands of the time. The leaders of the Liberal illegal armed bands, opposed to the Conservative Government, try to neutralize Rosalba´s excesses and recruit as a militant. The young woman stands out for her courage and gains respect and admiration from his male companions. She will be further known as the alias Sergeant Matacho and will become a legendary personage among the incipient Colombian guerrilla movement. Though a woman emotionally disturbed, she generates around her an inevitable attraction and her life becomes a paradox as she gives birth to several children while killing so many others around her.

She died at the hands of the Colombian army when she was on the verge of giving birth to a son of Desquite, a famous brigand of the time.

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Screening with: The Eternal Journey



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