Monos is a 2019 internationally co-produced war drama film directed by Alejandro Landes.
NEON on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 released the trailer:
Monos - In Theaters September 13, 2019.
On a remote Colombian mountaintop, the Monos, a group of commandos identified only by their noms de guerre, perform military training exercises while watching over a prisoner of war, Doctora (Nicholson). They are visited by the Messenger (Salazar), who oversees their drills and instructs them to push themselves harder. Two of the Monos, Lady (Quintero) and Wolf (Giraldo), request permission to enter a romantic relationship, which the Messenger authorizes. Before departing, he leaves the Monos in charge of a milch cow named Shakira. Lady and Wolf consummate their relationship, an event the other commandos honor with celebratory gunfire, during which Shakira is inadvertently shot and killed by Dog (Cubides). The Monos punish Dog by putting him in solitary confinement in a ditch and then drag Shakira's body to their camp to strip it for meat. Troop leader Wolf, knowing he will be held responsible for the death, commits suicide. The Monos argue over how to report this to the Messenger via radio; they eventually lie to protect Dog, saying that Wolf killed Shakira and killed himself out of shame. Lady and Rambo (Buenaventura) subsequently have a sexual encounter. With Wolf's death, Bigfoot (Arias) assumes the role of head of the squadron. The Monos' base is attacked, and Doctora is put under the watch of Swede (Castrillón), who informs her that she will be killed if the opposing forces try to rescue her. While they are alone together, Doctora attempts to reason with Swede and appeal to her emotions, culminating in the two sharing a kiss. Swede quickly laughs off the incident.
The film Monos was scheduled to be released on January 27, 2019 (Sundance Film Festival), on August 15, 2019 (Colombia), on September 13, 2019 (United States), on October 25, 2019 (United Kingdom) and on November 29, 2019 (Turkey) by Neon (United States), Cine Colombia (Colombia), Participant Media, trigon-film, Gusto entertainment, Anticipate Pictures, Le Pacte, Picturehouse Cinemas and Alambique Destilaria de Ideias.
The duration of the film is 105 minutes. With a budget of $2 million, the film grossed over $1,322,983.
The film had received a "R" rating.
Monos got high rating from critics.
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