8.1/10
37
1 user 13 critic

La buena vida (2015)

La Buena Vida - The Good Life is the story of the Colombian village of Tamaquito, told against a global backdrop of rising energy consumption being driven by the pursuit of growth and affluence.

Director:

Jens Schanze
Reviews
5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Os fenómenos I (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A woman rebuilds her life in Galicia and finds work as a construction worker, after her husband abandons her.

Director: Alfonso Zarauza
Stars: Lola Dueñas, Luis Tosar, Juan Carlos Vellido
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Oscar is a man in his late forties who, after a 'vital crisis', leaves his job as a civil servant and his girlfriend to set up a cannabis smoking club with a friend of the university

Director: Alberto Utrera
Stars: Rodrigo Poisón, Jimmy Castro, Natalia Mateo
Free the Mind (2012)
Documentary | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In 1992 Professor Richard Davidson, one of the world's leading neuroscientists, met the Dalai Lama, who encouraged him to apply the same rigorous methods he used to study depression and ... See full summary »

Director: Phie Ambo
Stars: Richard Davidson, Emma Seppala, John Osborne
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Gloria's parents are revolutionary Sandinistas, fighting to liberate Nicaragua from dictatorship. In 1979, they finally succeed, plunging the nation into civil war. Living life on the front... See full summary »

Director: Gloria Carrión Fonseca
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The Pullars are the last family using traditional methods to fish for wild Atlantic salmon off the coast of Scotland. When these include killing seals, the salmon's natural predators, ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Heathcote
Silver Rain (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Ajoa, a street girl (Kayayo's as they are called in Ghana, are street girls who live and work primarily in the market areas of Ghana), meets Bruce, the rich heir of the Timothy fortunes. ... See full summary »

Director: Juliet Asante
Stars: Belinda Baidoo, Michael Bassey, Kofi Bucknor
Spanish Exile (2017)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Documentary that will explore the struggles and consequences of Spain's current brain drain due to the never ending recession.

Director: Rubén Hornillo
Stars: Juan Ignacio Cabrera, Fran Lorite, Manuel López Cano
Angeli (TV Movie 2014)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Claudio falls in love and his life changes as he wants to save the beautiful beloved Luisa. All he discovers is his real purpose in life and the beauty of occupying oneself with all the ... See full summary »

Director: Stefano Reali
Stars: Marco Bonini, Raoul Bova, Vanessa Incontrada
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A successful human trafficker and dedicated family man is dying, but that's the least of his problems.

Director: Toor Mian
Stars: Bill Thomas, Sean Knopp, Ross Mullan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Given up for adoption as a toddler, troubled teenager Thomas becomes obsessed with tracking down his birth mother. After years of searching, Thomas finds her single, with a small child, ... See full summary »

Directors: Claude Miller, Nathan Miller
Stars: Vincent Rottiers, Sophie Cattani, Christine Citti
In the Turn (2014)
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A documentary about a 10-year-old transgender girl who finds acceptance and empowerment in the company of a queer roller derby collective.

Director: Erica Tremblay
Pollywogs (2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

On the heels of a bitter breakup, 30 year old Dylan travels home to Minnesota for a family reunion where he runs into his childhood sweetheart. Having not seen each other for 18 years, ... See full summary »

Directors: T. Arthur Cottam, Karl Jacob
Stars: Karl Jacob, Kate Lyn Sheil, Jennifer Prediger
Edit

Storyline

Jairo Fuentes is the young leader of the community of Tamaquito, a village in the forests of northern Colombia. Here, nature provides the people with everything they need to survive. For centuries, they've hunted in the mountains, foraged for fruit and reared hens, sheep and cattle. But the Wayúu community's way of life is being destroyed by the El Cerrejón coal mine. This vast chasm extends for 700 square kilometers, making it the world's largest open-cast coal mine. Every day, the pit gets deeper, gnawing away at the previously unspoilt landscape. The coal is exported all over the world. In Germany, the United Kingdom and Israel, in the Netherlands, Turkey, Japan and the USA, coal from El Cerrejón feeds the power stations which generate the electricity to keep our lives fast-paced, bright and warm. Determined to save his community from the forced displacement which has already swept away other villages, Jairo Fuentes sets out to negotiate with the mine's operators. They're backed by... Written by Schanze, Jens

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Language:

Spanish | Wayuu

Release Date:

14 May 2015 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

La Buena Vida - Das gute Leben See more »

Filming Locations:

Colombia See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

EUR700,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color (HD)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed