Official US Trailer for Acclaimed Colombian Jungle Thriller 'Monos'

July 16, 2019
Source: YouTube

Mono Trailer

Neon has unveiled the full-length, official US trailer for the acclaimed Colombian thriller titled Monos, which played at both the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals earlier this year to outstanding reviews (here's mine). Monos is made by filmmaker Alejandro Landes; he was born in Brazil to Colombian & Ecuadorian parents, he infuses much of the social-political elements of those areas into the film. Monos is one of those beautifully strange, abstract films where this isn't any real explanation given, but you're compelled to follow along anyway. On a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted cow. The film stars Moisés Arias, Julianne Nicholson, Sofía Buenaventura, Karen Quintero, Laura Castrillón, Deiby Rueda, Julián Giraldo, Paul Cubides, and Sneider Castro. This is one of the most talked about films of the year, and it deserves all this acclaim and attention. You definitely do not want to miss this one. Especially because it features an incredible score from Mica Levi (of Under the Skin, Jackie).

Here's the official US trailer (+ new poster) for Alejandro Landes' Monos, direct from Neon's YouTube:

Monos Poster

You can still watch the first festival teaser trailer for Landes' Monos here, to see the original intro again.

Patagrande, Rambo, Leidi, Sueca, Pitufo, Lobo, Perro and Bum Bum. Eight stray teenagers, each bearing a code name, form a paramilitary squad on a remote hilltop. They are instinctively drawn towards hedonism and ferocity. A messenger delivers instructions from the Organisation: they are to look after a dairy cow called Shakira and an abducted woman from the USA known as Doctora. But their carefree time comes to an end when death pays them a visit and their position is compromised, forcing them to relocate deeper into the jungle. Monos is directed by Colombian-Ecuadorian filmmaker named Alejandro Landes, director of the film Porfirio previously, and the documentary Cocalero. The screenplay is written by Alejandro Landes & Alexis Dos Santos, from a story by Alejandro Landes. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and also just stopped by the Berlin Film Festival (read our review). Neon will release Landes' Monos in select US theaters starting on September 13th, 2019 later this fall. Interested?

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Looks stunning...the "Apocalypse Now" comparison is apt. Nice to see Julianne Nicholson, long a favorite, in something so epic.

kitano0 on Jul 16, 2019


Yes! Oh yes. Just wait until you see it. A very haunting, stunning, unforgettable experience.

Alex Billington on Jul 16, 2019


the trailer makes it look like there isn't much speaking in the movie. is there?

dan on Jul 16, 2019


Yes, there is. It's just all in Spanish, so they don't want to turn away audiences by showing too much of a foreign language in a trailer because... you know, dumb audiences... But yeah it's a definite must see in the cinema.

Alex Billington on Jul 16, 2019


agreed. "downfall" was completely in german - but i didn't care at all.....amazing movie. i'll be watching this as well.

dan on Jul 16, 2019


yep. i got the same vibe. looks great.

dan on Jul 16, 2019


I don't know. Of course, there's a certain good vibe about it. But I had enough films about bodies, about physicality and nothing about eroticism and sexuality. And then you also have militarism, of course. I could even stand that there's violence, but that's just not enough. All that tells me key things about the narrative of this, even before I think of the story as such ...

shiboleth on Jul 16, 2019


Look intense and visually arresting. Might have to give it a go...(hopefully I can handle it)

THE_RAW_ on Jul 16, 2019


On a scale with Apocalypse Now? Hmmmmm....that's certainly a marketing risk setting such a high bar. Having said that, I like what I saw and it has a kind of Lord of the Flies comparison to it. I don't know how 'monumental' it is or if it even has to be. All this marketing hyperbole is unnecessary in my opinion. I don't go out to the movies any longer, but I would like to see this on a big screen.

thespiritbo on Jul 16, 2019


Pro tip: don't let eat the mud.

DAVIDPD on Jul 17, 2019

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