• La Defensa del Dragón
  • La Defensa del Dragón
  • La Defensa del Dragón

La Defensa del Dragón / The Dragon Defense

by Natalia Santa New World View: Colombia

In Bogotá’s old town three old friends meet on a daily basis – be that at the chess club, the café or the casino. Joacquin is a watchmaker, but his neat little business has long since become archaic; Marcos, a Spanish homeopath, continues his endless quest for the perfect winning formula for playing poker; and the ex-teacher and chess master Samuel is in the process of teaching the game to his last student. The three of them are determined to succeed where they have to date failed: at taking a risk at an important moment. In her charming drama of daily life, director Natalia Santa playfully and subtly understates three quarrelsome men as they learn to no longer stand in their own way. A bittersweet, magnificently photographed gem of a movie – about life, love and catching up on missed opportunities.


  • Genre: Tragicomedy
  • Country, Year: Colombia, 2017
  • Runtime: 80 Min
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
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  • Director: Natalia Santa
  • Cast: Gonzalo de Sagarminaga, Hernan Méndez, Manuel Navarro, Maia Landaburu, Martha Leal, Laura Osma, Victoria Hernández
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  • Screenplay: Natalia Santa
  • Cinematography: Nicolás Ordóñez, Iván Herrera
  • Editor: Juan Soto
  • Sound: Juanma López
  • Music: Gonzalo de Sagarminaga
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  • Producers: Ivette Liang, Nicolás Ordóñez, Natalia Santa, Iván Herrera
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  • Production Company: Galaxia 311
  • World Sales: m-appeal
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