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The Sentimental Engine Slayer

  • Drama
  • 2010
  • Omar Rodriguez-Lopez
  • 97 mins

Summary

The Sentimental Engine Slayer tells the compelling, confounding tale of the overdue coming of age of a twenty-something misfit named Barlam. Barlam's awkward transition from boy to man is as much the story of struggling to find one's essence in a world of stereotypes as it is an indictment of the distorted reality of family life in the disengaged 21st century. A bottom-rung grocery bagger whose neo-incestuous relationship with his addict sister, Natalia, causes him no small amount of grief and disillusionment, Barlam seeks solace in the convoluted wisdom of what few male peers are available, namely his androgynous, alcoholic boss, Oscar, and the sister's simple-minded boyfriend, Zack. Seeking an explanation as to the strange circumstances of his apparent lack of family structure, as well as the respect from others fundamentally absent in his mundane model-building existence, Barlam is soon led astray amid a seedy underworld of prostitutes, hustlers and addicts. The labyrinthine plot soon begs questioning as to where reality ends and fantasy begins, Barlam shifting effortlessly between hapless punching bag, assertive surrogate father figure, and rage-prone psychopath.

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Credits

Cast

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BarlamOmar Rodriguez-Lopez
BrotherOmar Rodriguez-Lopez
NataliaTatiana Velazquez
SisterTatiana Velazquez
OscarNomar Rizo
Barlam's bossNomar Rizo
ZackKim Stodel
Natalia's boyfriendKim Stodel
RikoRikardo Rodriguez Lopez
FatherAngel Marcelo Rodriguez Chevrez
Tap Prostitute 1Marcel Rodriguez Lopez
Mesa Inn ProstituteBecky Vigil
AngelAstrid Magallon
Card Player 1Daniel De La Mar

Crew

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DirectorOmar Rodriguez-Lopez
EditorAdam Thomson
Production designerSonny Kay
Production designerSara Christina Magness

Details

Languages
English | Spanish
Formats
Colour
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