Porfirio (film)

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Porfirio (film) film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Alejandro Landes
Produced by Francisco Aljure
Alejandro Landes
Written by Alejandro Landes
Starring Porfirio Ramirez
Cinematography Thimios Bakatakis
Release date
  • 14 May 2011 (2011-05-14) (Cannes)
  • 2 March 2012 (2012-03-02) (Colombia)
Running time
101 minutes
Country Colombia
Language Spanish

Porfirio is a 2011 Colombian drama film directed by Alejandro Landes.[1][2] The film premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and subsequently screened at other festivals including Toronto and Maryland.

The film is based on the real-life story of Porfirio Ramirez, who is cast to play himself. Porfirio is paraplegic after being shot by a rogue police officer.[3]


  • Porfirio Ramirez as himself
  • Jarlinsson Ramirez as himself (mentioned as Lissin)
  • Yor Jasbleidy Santos as herself


  1. ^ Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 92. ISBN 978-1908215017. 
  2. ^ "Porfirio". tiff. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "A Man Commandeers A Plane, Then The Silver Screen". NPR. 22 May 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 

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