MAMBO COOL REVIEWED
“Mambo Cool” is a film about drug dealers and their customers trying to find themselves. The result is a cool atmosphere with not much of a script. There was a time when film direction lived and died by its visuals. While I love the visuals involved with the movie, at times I feel like I’m watching a live cam of a drug dean. A lot of the material is fun, but nothing really adds up or comes together for me. Still, I’d recommend a stream. I think it’s on Prime Video now.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 2.0
RELEASE DATE: 9/11/18
The Plot Thus Far
Confronting displacement, sickness, and cultural decay in the back alleys of a claustrophobic city filled with hustle and bustle, these down-and-out denizens struggle to survive on their own terms in this experimental documentary blending fine-art cinematography by Jose Ignacio Pardo and Felipe Loaiza with melancholic street music by David Oquendo. With hypnotically naturalistic performances, meandering storylines infused with impromptu salsa music and addictive cinematography, Gude — who fixed his gaze on the indigents in Medellín where he lived and worked for several years — illuminates this gritty world by matchlight.