Ayer me echaron del pueblo

Ayer me echaron del pueblo is a 1982 Colombian drama film directed by Jorge Gaitán Gómez. The film was inspired by the eponymous song written by Jose A. Morales. The plot follows the bitter life of a family of peasants forced to move to the city.[1]

Ayer me echaron del pueblo
Ayer me echaron del publo.JPG
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJorge Gaitán Gómez
Screenplay byJorge Gaitán Gómez
Alfonso Acevedo
Produced byAlfonso Acevedo
StarringCamilo Medina
Stella Suárez
Francisco Amaya
Carlos Barbosa
CinematographyHermino Barrera
Carlos Pulido
Edited byJorge Gaitán Gómez
Music byJose A. Morales
Production
company
Acevar Division Cinematográfica
Release date
  • April 1982 (1982-04)
Running time
106 minutes
CountryColombia
LanguageSpanish

PlotEdit

Inspired by the lyrics of a popular nostalgic song, the film tells the story a family that is forced to leave their rural environment and escape to the big city due to pressure from a powerful landowner who deprives them of their meager properties. Overcome by the difficulties in their new hostile urban environment, the family of peasants descends into a tragic circle of poverty. Trying to survive the man falls from underemployment to delinquency; the wife from working as a housekeeper to prostitution and their children end up in the stormy life of street children.

CastEdit

  • Camilo Medina
  • Stella Suárez
  • Francisco Amaya
  • Carlos Barbosa
  • Hector Rivas
  • Jose Saldarriaga
  • Edgardo Roman
  • Hugo Patiño

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Fundación Patrimonio Fílmico Colombiano, Largometrajes Colombianos En Cine y Video: 1915-2004 p. 107

ReferencesEdit

  • Fundación Patrimonio Fílmico Colombiano. Nieto, Jorge (edit), Largometrajes Colombianos En Cine y Video: 1915-2004, Fundación Patrimonio Fílmico Colombiano, Ministerio de Cultura, 2006, ISBN 9589551025

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