High up in the Colombian Andes mountains a group of young soldiers are holding an American woman hostage. Who are these young men and women? And for what purpose have they kidnapped the American? Director Alejandro Landes refuses to answer such questions in a clear manner, opting instead for an intense exploration of the hormonal and aggressive group dynamic which gradually degrades into Lord of the Flies-type in-fighting. With spectacular cinematography by Jasper Wolf and a cutting edge soundtrack by Mica Levi, MONOS is a uniquely haunting and enigmatic war movie.
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Alejandro Landes (Brazil/Colombia) Filmography: PORFIRIO (2011), COCALERO (2007)