Innocent Voices

Innocent Voices

Director: Luis Mandoki Cast: Carlos Padilla, Leonor Varela, Gustavo Munoz



The bloody civil war which tore apart El Salvador in the 1980s is seen through the eyes of a young boy in this drama from director Luis Mandoki. Chava (Carlos Padilla) is 11 years old and growing up in a small town in El Salvador where the fighting between rebels and government troops is a daily fact of life. Chava's father has abandoned the family, leaving him behind as the man of the house while his mother (Leonor Varela) and sister try to maintain a normal life by day while dodging bullets by night. Chava's 12th birthday is coming up, which puts the boy in a dangerous position -- at 12, he'll be old enough to join the army and be used as cannon fodder against the rebels, so he and his classmates try to find out when military recruiters will be coming to their schools so they can plan to be absent that day. However, as Chava faces both danger and adventure in his little town, the war edges in closer all the time until it can't be avoided any longer. Voces Inocentes (aka Innocent Voices) was the first Spanish-language film in 18 years for director Mandoki, who came to the United States after the international success of 1987's Gaby: A True Story.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/08/2008
UPC: 0896010001270
Original Release: 2004
Rating: R
Source: Polychrome
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:51:00

Special Features

Making of Innocent Voices; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Carlos Padilla Chava
Leonor Varela Kella
Gustavo Munoz Ancha
Jose Maria Yazpik Uncle Beto
Ofelia Medina Mama Toya
Daniel Jiménez Cacho Priest
Jésus Ochoa Bus Driver
Jorge Angel Toriello Fito
Adrian Alonso Chele
Andrés Marquez Marcos
Alejandro Felipe Flores Ricardito
Ana Paulina Cáceres Rosita
Xuna Primus Mª Cristina
Paulina Gaytan Ruíz Angelita
Alan Chávez Antonio
Gustavo Sánchez Parra Lieutenant Ruíz
Héctor Jimenez Ratón
Guillermo Rios Soldier D
Lourdes Villareal Mrs. Celia
Ania Yarasech Teacher Carmen
Prisiliana Hernández Mrs. Amalia
Aurelio Perea Morales Mr. Yeyo
Luisa Garza Teacher's Daughter
Alberto Lara School Principal
Filomena Hernández Old Lady
Lucila Castrejón Woman in Market 1
Jonathan Morales Temo
Daniela Varela Yanira
René Hernández René
Jennifer Cuevas Co-Worker
Gilda Navarrese Nun
Margarita Mandoki Nun
José Augustín Flores Uncle Mario
Manuel Zorrilla Soldier
Antonio Garcia Sergeant
Juan Carlos Luna American Soldier 2
Félix Johannes American Soldier 3
Isabel Galván Woman in Market 2
Juan Navarrese Aquino Drunk
Luis Gonzágo Padilla Drunk
León Rafael Press Photographer
Penny Redman Press Photographer
Mª Antonia Ruíz Flyer Woman
Nayeli Tiapa Spanking Girl
Claudia Suárez Spanking Girl
Rafael Moya Major C
José Gabriel Marín Dead 2
Analí Bravo Girl Aged 15
Karla Mª González Girl Aged 15
Esther Galván Chicken Lady
Edgar Leonel Mencos Soldier at Church
Amelia Contreras Screaming Mom
Mª De Los Angeles Osuna Shot Woman
Enrique Suárez Soldier in Pick-Up
Javier Mercado Soldier in Jeep
Ernesto Mejía Soldier in Jeep
Enrique Carrillo Bus Passenger
Javier Pedraza Soldier E
Victor (Kino) Gonzalez Soldier F
Pablo Caves American Soldier 1
Yazpik Ofelia Actor
Medina Daniel Actor

Technical Credits
Luis Mandoki Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Andre Abujamra Score Composer
Lawrence Bender Executive Producer
Alfredo Harp Calderoni Co-producer
Fernando Camara Sound/Sound Designer
Federico González Compeán Executive Producer
Lynn Fainchtein Musical Direction/Supervision
Aleshka Ferrero Editor
Lozano Francisco Executive Producer
David Ruiz Gameros Makeup
Giordo Alberto Ganem Production Manager
Federico González Executive Producer
Sisset Harp Co-producer
Martin Hernandez Sound/Sound Designer
Manuel Hinojosa Asst. Director
Soberón Kuri Producer
Alejandro Soberón Kuri Executive Producer
Terry López Co-producer
Mónica Lozano Executive Producer
Elba Luis Lugo Co-producer
Pablo Mandoki Associate Producer
Gerard Manjarrez Camera Operator
Compeán Mónica Executive Producer
Antonio Muno-Hierro Art Director,Production Designer
Gilda Navarrese Costumes/Costume Designer
Gilda Navarro Costumes/Costume Designer
Miguel Necoechea Executive Producer
Alejandro Quevedo Sound Editor
Anna Roth Executive Producer
Juan Ruiz-Anchia Cinematographer
Sergio García Tello Animator
Oscar Torres Screenwriter
Oscar Tower Co-producer,Original Story,Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Innocent Voices
1. Man of the House [11:19]
2. The War Seemed Smaller [6:25]
3. Chavo's New Job [4:12]
4. Soldiers Like Us [5:51]
5. Paper Fireflies [4:24]
6. Uncle Beto's Visit [7:47]
7. Voice of the People [10:18]
8. Under Siege [12:11]
9. Across the River [6:08]
10. Recruitment Tomorrow [6:29]
11. Roundup [7:53]
12. The Guerillas [5:34]
13. Captured [7:56]
14. Aftermath [7:20]
15. End Credits [7:01]

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