Fallen from Heaven

Fallen from Heaven (Spanish: Caídos del cielo) is a 1990 Peruvian film directed by Francisco José Lombardi.[1][2] The film was selected as the Peruvian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 63rd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[3]

Fallen from Heaven
Directed byFrancisco José Lombardi
Written byFrancisco José Lombardi
StarringElide Brero
Release date
  • 7 September 1990 (1990-09-07) (TIFF)
Running time
121 minutes


Set in Lima, the capital of Peru, at the end of the 1980s. The time is characterised as a period of political instability, severe economic crisis and violence related to the Internal conflict in Peru.

In this film three stories are intertwined, whose characters belong to three different generations. One of the stories is Lizandro and Cucha's, an elderly couple who have lost their only child. Owners of several properties, their time is dedicated to collecting their tenants' rent; all their efforts are concentrated on constructing having a mausoleum designed for their deceased child.

The next story is about Humberto, a successful radio broadcaster whose programme gives hope to people. Humberto is a lonely man with a facial deformity as a consequence of an accident. He gives shelter to a depressive women that he calls "Veronica", after rescuing her from an attempting to commit suicide by jumping off a cliff. She has an ugly scar on her stomach which deters her from having intimacy with men.

Last is the story of a blind woman called Meche, who lives in a humble hut near a cliff, with her grandsons, whom she exploits and mistreats, obliging them to go the dumps to collect food to feed "Campeon", a pig recently given as a gift by Lizandro and Cucha. Meche plans to get money by selling the animal to be able to pay for a cure for her blindness. This last story is based on the Peruvian tale "Los gallinazos sin plumas", written by Julio Ramón Ribeyro.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Fallen from Heaven". Spain Is Culture. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Fallen from Heaven". Sundance. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  3. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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