A mix of cops and robbers comedy, biting political satire aimed at every power group in the nation, great images from across the length of the country, and Bolivian cinematic hip, anyone interested in Bolivia should get the chance to see it.
The essential plot involves a whacked-out pair of Bolivian robbers, Domitila and Jacinto (played wickedly by Erika Ándia, Miguel Valverde) – a braided Paceña and her longhaired boyfriend, who seems like a Bolivian version of Cheech Marin. Nicknamed, Los Totolitos (The Turtledoves) they do things like rob a motorist on the Prado in La Paz, steal his car and send him back into the street in his underwear.
Then they score a chance for a big cocaine heist through a slimy American named “El Negro” (which is funny because “El Negro” is a gringo) played with great camp by my friend John Byers (way to go John, loved the Texas accent!) who also played the slimy American consulate official in American Visa, another recent Bolivian film.
Soon the two are chased the length of Bolivia, from La Paz to the Beni, by a pair of Bolivian anti-drug police (FELCN), an old guy and a young one (Cacho Mendieta and Pablo Fernández) who smoke pot and snort cocaine while on the pursuit