La Lectora

96mins2012ForeignTV14
director
Riccardo Gabrielli R.
starring
Diego CadavidCarolina GuerraElkin DiazCarolina GomezHector Garcia
In this breathtaking Columbian thriller, a college student called "La Lectora" ("The Reader") is kidnapped by the goons of El Patrón and forced to translate a German manuscript written by her professor. The text is thought to hold clues to a missing suitcase?and everyone wants to get their hands on it. As La Lectora delves deeper into her work, and more details are uncovered?including the backstory of Karen and Cachorro, the stripper and the cab driver who may know the secret location of the mysterious case?the lines between reality and fiction become intensely blurred.
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