Una storia combattuta tra passione e senso di colpa l’avventura è un film potente che mi fa domandare se la passione sia più grande dell’amore stesso. Cosa rende una relazione in vita? Sono sentimenti o è emozione? È passione o è amore?

Ladri di Biciclette

Ladri di biciclette; a veces conocido en los Estados Unidos como The Bicycle Thief es una película dramática italiana de 1948 dirigida por Vittorio De Sica. La película sigue la historia de un padre pobre que busca en Roma después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial su bicicleta robada, sin la cual perderá el trabajo que iba a ser la salvación de su joven familia.

Roma Ciudad Abierta

Era de los nazis: el líder de la resistencia Luigi Ferrari es perseguido por el comandante Fritz Bergmann, un oficial de inteligencia alemán que quiere el nombre de otros en el movimiento clandestino. Ferrari recurre a la ayuda del sacerdote simpatizante don Pietro Pellegrini para pasar fondos a los combatientes en caso de que sea capturado, pero accidentalmente es traicionado por un antiguo amante.

Raul Soto

Rojo Oscuro

— Giordani es un hombre muerto. 
Sentado en su estudio, Giordani 
es testigo de una muñeca mecánica
que avanza en su dirección.
¿Por qué el asesino iría tan lejos
para matar a Giordani? No importa.
La muñeca sorprende a Giordani para 
que se someta, tal vez más aterrador que
su muerte es la forma en que su atrevido
horror se convierte en una 
autosatisfacción satisfecha. 
Curiosamente, los movimientos desgarbados
de la muñeca parecen llamar la atención 
sobre la naturaleza rigurosa de la cámara 
de Argento y la muerte formal de Giordani.

Raul Soto

Cine Paradiso (homage Kirk Douglas)

In the movie Cine Paradiso they pay a homage to the great actor Kirk Douglas who is a famous American Actor and is the Father of Michael Douglas who is also an actor.

written by : Raul Soto

La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita is a movie of hardship and pain. Torn between a search for love and an urge to satisfy a hedonistic appetite. Here we see clearly the protagonists father at his best, a married man living life as if he were single.  In the story Marcello can’t find happiness and he searches for it through the streets of Rome following party after party and women after women. Marcello turned out to be just like his father; miserable and  unhappy with his life, he was never home and was a womaniser just like Marcello.  Father and son, what happens at home within a family is usually the product of how the children will turn out to be in the future.

written by : Raul Soto

Acceptance Pays A Price. Pane e Cioccolata (Bread and Chocolate) (1974)

Here we have a scene from the movie Pane e Cioccolata. An italian who moved to Switzerland for a better life has changed his image to fit in. He died his hair blonde, even his mustache and eyebrows, with a desperate hope of “fitting in”.

In this part of the movie, he walks into a bar full of Germans ( if i’m not mistaken).  At this bar their happens to be a Soccer Game being aired on the television.  The game is between his country Italia and the country of Germany.

He completely forgets his “disguise” and starts to celebrate each time his country begins to score. This only caused strife between the Germans and him, (him being the only Italian in the room). Finally his outrage only made matters worse and he landed up on the street as he was kicked out by the Germans.

To his surprise he was consolidated by this woman, whom he had seen walk in the bar earlier. But what really took him by surprise was that she was one of him. She also was looking for acceptance and when she took off her blonde wig she saluted him in spanish and admitted with a smile that she was from the country of Spain.

Acceptance pays a price, no matter how far or near from home.


Written by : Raul Soto

Movie Credit: Pane e Cioccolata

Gomorrah y mis pensamientos: The Cruelty Of Men

Here we have a scene from the movie Gomorrah. What is seen as a simple act of charity is later ripped apart by the ugly truth and by the cruelty of men. Love and Compassion or at least what is left of it in the world is taken over by greed and beaten down by evil.

As the needle of crime injects itself into society here we can see the pain of agriculture with profits made off toxic waste buried illegally. Ultimately a clear depiction of life being mis appreciated as it has always been at least by those who care of nothing.

For ages evil has disguised itself as the light and darkness as being good. Not because it needs to, but because it can. Which ever it may be, Trust no one lest you be kissed by Judas.


But as in all stories we have a hero and his name is righteous. The good shall prevail if we follow one of our voices.  Shed the light and conquer darkness or tame the wild one and become the devil inside of all of us.

Which side will it be ? Which side are you on?



written by : Raul Soto Mendez

Movie Credit: Gomorrah