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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 9, 2018
  • Originally Released: 2018
  • Label: Strand Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Original theatrical trailer
    • Other Strand Releasing trailers
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - Spanish
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - Spanish
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 14


User Ratings: 92
Rating: 5/10 -- Writer-director Jose Maria Cabral often resorts to obvious moves while his characters lack that charisma and sometimes vibration to make this incarcerated love story work beyond a faintly enjoyable, melodramatic trifle. Full Review
Film Threat
Nov 15, 2017
José María Cabral's arresting drama "Woodpeckers (Carpinteros)" could be called love in a pressure cooker, but that would be understating its vivid textures and palpable vitality. Full Review
New York Times
Sep 14, 2017
The notion that male and female inmates can have relationships is utterly fascinating. It just goes to show that no matter what constraints you put on them, people will find a way. Full Review
We Live Entertainment
Jan 26, 2017
Rating: B+ -- Men and women find a way to communicate without speaking in this prison movie which is probably an original for the genre. Full Review
Sep 11, 2017
Moments are rousing - especially as Manaury starts to suspect their affair - but we're not given quite enough (particularly from the aloof Julián) for a memorable romance. Full Review
Village Voice
Sep 13, 2017
Rating: B -- The film springs to life with immediacy and bursts of energy. Full Review
The Film Stage
Jan 28, 2017
Raw, intriguing and and energetic despite its flaws ... Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
Jan 24, 2017

Product Description:

A petty thief (Jean Jean) endures hardships and humiliations while serving time in a Dominican prison for stealing a motorcycle. Using a complex sign language called "woodpecking," he serves as a go-between for a violent inmate (Ramón Emilio Candelario) and the latter's girlfriend (Judith Rodriguez Perez) at a nearby women's prison. However, both the thief and the girlfriend's lives are endangered when they fall in love. José María Cabral wrote and directed this prison drama, which co-stars Carlota Carretero and Mario Nunez.


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  • Sales Rank: 104,313
  • UPC: 712267372225
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