La Soga is an edgy, action-packed thriller set in the Dominican Republic and New York City. In a poor neighborhood where the streets are run by deported drug dealers, a hard-working butcher struggles to raise his sensitive 10-year-old son, Luisito. When Luisito witnesses the murder of his father, his life changes forever. Twenty years later, Luisito becomes chief henchman for General Colon, head of the Dominican secret police. He is an emotionally hollow instrument of justice, perpetually kept in control by Colon’s promise to deliver his father’s killer. Into Luisito’s world enters Jenny, a childhood sweetheart who left for New York shortly before his family tragedy. Unaware of his occupation, Jenny falls for Luisito and the love she shows him stirs the conscience that had lain dormant since his childhood. This, however, turns him against the ruthless General Colon and his death squad.
(100mins) | Dominican Republic / USA
Spanish and English, with English subtitles
Josh Crook is a filmmaker from Brooklyn, New York. After a rough and tumble childhood writing graffiti and engaging in order seemingly unproductive activities, he graduated with honours from Marietta College in Ohio in 1995, with a degree in History and Art. He returned to Brooklyn and with his brother, Jeff, taught himself the craft of independent filmmaking. The Crook Brothers' horror film, Salvage premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2006.