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"Un parcero en Nueva York" premieres this Thursday, August 18 in Colombia, New York, Peru and Ecuador. Photo: CineColombia
'Un parcero en Nueva York' premieres on Thursday, Aug. 18. in Colombia, New York, Peru and Ecuador. Photo: CineColombia

Colombian director releases film about "the American dream"

The film 'Un parcero en Nueva York' recounts the experiences of a Colombian who decided to migrate to the United States.

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Carlos Hurtado, Diego Camargo and Walther Luengas star in Un parcero en Nueva York, a new film by Harold Trompetero, which opens this Thursday, Aug. 18 in theaters. It will have premieres in Peru, Spain and New York City.

Trompetero's film reflects the importance of friendship, love and loyalty, as well as the struggles of the Latino community that decides to migrate in search of the American Dream.

The story touches the hearts of Latinos and of the Colombian director, since part of the plot is based on the filmmaker's own experiences when he lived in the Big Apple. For him, it is a source of special emotion to know that the film is crossing borders.

"Emigrating is a very difficult thing, and doing it in a city like New York is even more complicated," Trompetero said in an interview with EFE about the theme that inspired the film. 

The official song of the film, "Un parcero en NY," was composed by Camilo Baena as a tribute to all the people who for one reason or another have had to leave their country, to those migrants who go through all kinds of experiences to reside outside their land and manage to help their loved ones from a distance.

Un parcero en Nueva York is a project of Trompetero Producciones, and has assembled a cast composed of performers Carlos Hurtado, who plays the lead role, Judith Segura, Walter Luengas, Erika Glasser, Francisco Bolivar, Tavo Bernate, Tato Cepeda and Diego Camargo. It also features the stellar performance of band singer Camilo Baena, who makes his debut on the big screen.

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