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Film Info
Cocaine Cowboys

Film Information

Exhibition Title Cocaine Cowboys
Original Title Cocaine Cowboys
English Title Cocaine Cowboys
Director Billy Corben
Year 2006
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 118'
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Armando Salas
  • Edición / Editing: Billy Corben, David Cypkin
  • Producción / Producer: Alfred Spellman, Billy Corben
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Rakontur
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In the mid 70s the city of Miami went through a unique process of “import substitution”. Expensive cocaine replaced marihuana as the top drug for Americans, and the wide, unwatched Florida coast was a great spot for smuggling it into the country. Long story short: it was a great business that grew and grew –populating the city with nouveau riche, fancy cars and buildings, drug dealers, addicts, bankers, murderers and every possible combination– until it exploited in the most noisy and bloody way anyone could have imagined. In the early 80s, while Time magazine put Miami on a cover entitled “Paradise Lost”, 20 billion dollars were circling in the city, but the murder rate had tripled. Cocaine Cowboys mixes revealing interviews, incredible archive footage processed with pure rhythm, and a proper soundtrack by Jan Hammer (who wrote Miami Vice song), and tells the fascinating story of those violent times through the protagonists on both sides of the law.


Schedule for this film

12 Apr / 19:15 h
sold out
sold out
14 Apr / 21:45 h
sold out
sold out
18 Apr / 23:00 h
sold out
sold out


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