Who Killed the White Llama? (2007)

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Who Killed the White Llama? (2007)
¿Quién mató a la llamita blanca? (original title)

Jacinto and Domitila are two indigenous Bolivians, happily married... and the most notorious criminals in the country. When they are paid to transport 50kg of cocaine to the Brazilian border, they embark on a journey that will take them through the jungles, mountains, deserts and cities of Bolivia on a riotous adventure that will test their relationship and make them question their future as criminals. Setting out from El Alto, the highest city in the world, they disguise themselves as a farming couple expecting a baby, with the cocaine hidden in Domitilas false pregnant belly. The man behind the smuggling operation, known as El Negro, is actually a blonde, blue-eyed American with a well-kept secret. Hunting down the criminals are two of the best Anti-narcotics officers in the country a corrupt Lieutenant and his racist cadet. What should have been a simple arrest soon becomes a hilarious game of cat-and-mouse with the criminals outwitting their pursuers at every turn, with the help ...
Bolivia
IMDb   6.9 /10
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Creators
Director Rodrigo Bellott
Writer Alvaro Ruiz
Writer Juan Cristobal Rios Violand
Information
Release Date2012-12-13
Runtime1h 52mins
GenreComedy
Content Rating
Awards
CompanyBuena Onda
CountryBolivia
LanguageSpanish
Erika Andia
Erika Andia
Domitila
Miguel Valverde
Miguel Valverde
Jacinto
Cacho Mendieta
Cacho Mendieta
Perucho
Pablo Fernandez
Pablo Fernandez
Chicho
Guery Sandoval
Guery Sandoval
Narrator
John Byers
John Byers
El Negro
Jose 'Pepe' Saavedra
Jose 'Pepe' Saavedra
Minister Jorge Suarez
Hugo Pozo
Hugo Pozo
El Tocayo
Luigi Antezana
Luigi Antezana
Edgar, the Translator
Maria Renee Lievana
Maria Renee Lievana
Cuca Rivero
Alejandra Lanza
Alejandra Lanza
French Woman
Lorena Sugier
Lorena Sugier
Chilean Prostitute (as Lorena Suggier)
Duston Larsen
Duston Larsen
Duston Larsen, Mr. Bolivia
Nicolas Ric
Nicolas Ric
Duston's Friend
Claudia Azaeda
Claudia Azaeda
Chicho's Mother

¿Quién mató a la llamita blanca?

¿Quién mató a la llamita blanca? (English: Who killed the little white llama?) is a 2007 Bolivian movie that was written by Juan Cristobal Rios Violand and directed by Rodrigo Bellott. The film is both a celebration and a parody of Bolivian customs, countryside and culture, with a serious message about the endemic poverty in Bolivia.


Plot

Jacinto and Domitila are two indigenous Bolivians who are both happily married and the most notorious criminals in the country. They accept a job to transport 50 kg of cocaine to the Brazilian border. They disguise themselves as a farming couple expecting a baby, with the cocaine hidden in Domitilas false pregnant belly.

The man behind the smuggling operation is El Negro, an American who has secrets of his own. On the trail of Jacinto and Domitilia are two anti-narcotics officers, who turn out to have immoral and illegal sides of their own.

The film follows the two protagonists through jungles, cities and rural landscapes as they outwit their pursuers.


Cast

  • Erika Andia as Domitila
  • Miguel Valverde as Jacinto
  • Pablo Fernandez as Chicho
  • Augustin Mendieta as Perucho
  • Guery Sandoval as Narrator

Crew

  • Directed by Rodrigo Bellott
  • Written by Juan Cristobal Rios Violand

Release

The film premiered on March 15 2007 in Argentina


Reception

When released in Bolivia, the film broke all box office records and became the most infringed DVD in the country, playing frequently in the restaurants and buses that once showcased standard Hollywood fare.