The background of the movie was a revolution made of
guerilla forces between the people and the govt.
The main character, Juan, was taken was from his
mother to join the Terrucos, Shining Path, after he
discover that his step father Fermin was involved with
the with them.
Juan was 11 years old when he was taken to a far off
camp to train with the guerrilla forces. There were also
other children his age who were even for the revolt.
Juan was trained to make grenades, bombs, how to
shoot a rifle, and most of all not to cry (being a man).
The older ranking comrades in the
Paloma de camp told Juan that this is his new
Papel (cont…) family, for everyone else has suffered
the same lost.
He was told to never go home again
because it was for the good of his
Juan was not allowed to escape or else
his mother would die, but he did
anyways to warn his mother and his
In the end, a big battle scene took
place in the village that included Juan
Juan was taken away by the military to
an orphanage and was later release
when her was a young adult.
The Author, Mario Vargas, became a novelist after lost
his the 1990 presidency.
It is an ambitious novel about Peru in the last part of
the 20th century.
The novel consist of a mystery of three men whom
have disappeared or have presumed murdered.
Lieutenant governor of Andamarca
Retarded Indian caretaker of a vicuna herd in the tourist
haven of Pampas Galeras
A disenfranchised albino
The author led us to believe that they
could have all been victims of
Shining Path terrorist
Who are young Indian terrorists,
killing anyone that seems they have a
tie with Peru’s white establishment.
Later in the book, new suspects
Dionisio- wild eye bartender at the
Dona Adriana- wife of Dioisio, a
stony face witch who is rumored to
practicing pre-Inca rituals of