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    Has anyone seen this? Or have any way of downloading it, from anywhere?

    A Son of Man is the [very] loosely dramatized story of Andrés Fernández-Salvador's lifelong quest for the fabled lost Inca gold, somewhere in the impenetrable forest of the Llanganati mountains of Ecuador.

    (See this Wiki page: Treasure of the Llanganatis )

    I was very fortunate to have met Andrés a few years ago, when I was able to speak with him for a couple of hours about his remarkable life. I also knew his daughter.

    He passed recently, aged 92, and he was a most extraordinary man. He really made Indiana Jones look like some kind of a wimp.

    This book, also largely about him and his life, is one of the most fascinating and best written books I've ever read:
    • Sweat of the Sun, Tears of the Moon: A Chronicle of an Incan Treasure
      (Amazon page here)
    Recounted in the book is one incident that had deeply affected him: one time when he was on the high rim of a rocky ravine, deep in the forest, with his team of porters and guides.

    Suddenly one of them lost his footing, and began to overbalance on the very edge. Terrified, the man grabbed Andrés to try to save himself. Andrés realized immediately that he would be pulled over, too — and had no option but to push the man away from him, over the edge to his death.

    I asked Andrés if this story was true. He told me that was exactly what had happened. The event had occurred 50 years earlier. But to this day, he said, still feeling the emotion, he could still see the man's eyes staring at him as he fell backwards into the chasm. He said he had never once forgotten it.

    I have no idea if that incident is in the movie (it certainly should be ), but I'd very much love to see the film if there's any way at all for that to reach me here.

    Here's the trailer:

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    Default Re: "A Son of Man": a movie I'd love to see

    I want to see this movie now as well you've got me intrigued Bill.

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    97% ... wow ... I tried torrent sites ... could not find it
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    A Son of Man - Making Of
    If there were an award for most unusual film of the year, it would probably go to A Son of Man.

    First, a little bit of historical background. In 1532, the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro lured the emperor of the Incas, Atahualpa, to a feast, killed most of his entourage of several thousand soldiers and held Atahualpa as a prisoner. Pizarro agreed to free Atahualpa if the Incas would fill a room full of gold and silver. Atahualpa’s followers began delivering the loot, but before they had finished, Pizarro got cold feet. Fearing slaughter by the Incas if they were secretly planning to rescue Atahualpa, Pizarro had the Incan leader executed. Upon learning of Pizarro’s treachery, Atahualpa’s soldiers, who were in the process of transporting the largest stash of precious metals, turned around and hid it. Or so the legend goes.

    A Son of Man begins with Pipe, a student at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School, a private high school in Minnesota. His tuition is paid by a father he has never met. The first inkling that this is not a normal film comes when Pipe enters a church whose stained-glass windows depict Donald Trump and Che Guevara. For the first time, Pipe receives a piece of mail from his father. But the envelope does not contain a message; only plane tickets to Ecuador.

    When Pipe arrives in Ecuador, he is driven to the hacienda of his father, a landowner with extensive holdings and numerous employees, some of whom are tasked with driving off poachers and thieves. Pipe’s father, Luis Felipe, introduces his son to the history of his own late father, Pipe’s grandfather, a former sprinter and bodybuilder who, as a young man, met many famous movie stars in Hollywood. Over a period of more than sixty years, Grandpa made more than sixty expeditions into Llanganates National Park, often accompanied by his son, in search of Atahualpa’s treasure. After Grandpa dies, Father decides that it is Pipe’s responsibility to join the quest.




    Accompanied by Father’s sexy girlfriend, Lily, and a large contingent of porters, Pipe and his father plunge deep into the wild and beautiful jungle. They encounter shamans and dangerous terrain and porters of dubious morals. Eventually, Father sends everyone back home, and he and Pipe proceed alone.

    The catch is that director Luis Felipe Fernández-Salvador, who prefers to go by the name JamaicaNoProblem, claims that A Son of Man is not a fictional film, but a true story. Indeed, Pipe is played by Luis Felipe “Pipe” Fernández-Salvador y Bolona. Lily is played by JamaicaNoProblem’s girlfriend, Lily van Ghemen. And Luis Felipe Fernández-Salvador plays himself.

    So how much of the story is true and how much fiction? In 2013, JamaicaNoProblem did produce El Cazador, a documentary short about his father, Andrés Fernández-Salvador y Zaldumbide, and his quest for Atahualpa’s treasure. After his father’s death, JamaicaNoProblem says that he discovered the concept of the docudrama and decided to use this format for the feature film that became A Son of Man.

    A Son of Man may be the work of an unknown Ecuadorian director, but it is not a low-budget film. There are two directors, four honorary executive producers, and twelve people who receive screenwriting credit, including five “story editors” and two “story doctors.” There are also 59 people who receive credit as porters.

    In the director’s manifesto (yes, he has a manifesto), Luis Felipe Fernández-Salvador claims that the search for the lost treasure is really a MacGuffin. “The journey,” he writes, “is actually a coming-of-age story, and it enriches the protagonist. He grows, coming to understand and accept his father. A son’s loving understanding becomes the plot treasure and purpose of the journey.”

    I encountered JamaicaNoProblem twice. The first time, I asked him what his son, Pipe, thought about the film. He replied that Pipe had not yet seen it. He was waiting for the right moment when they could watch it together. Fair enough. I happened to run into JamaicaNoProblem again, a few weeks later, and asked him the same question. He said that Pipe finally had seen A Son of Man, but he was vague about his son’s reaction. So, I’m not sure if JamaicaNoProblem’s goal of convincing Pipe to accept him has been achieved.

    However bizarre the film is, A Son of Man is worth seeing for its amazing scenery. No wonder it took 59 porters to get it done.

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    A Son of Man - 'Don Andrés'

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    Looks very interesting indeed. I love these kinds of movies.

    Despite having been shown in one or more film festivals, the movie does not appear to have been released internationally yet (digitally or otherwise).

    However, some of the promo for the movie says that it can be watched on Claro video and MPlay (Moviestar Ecuador).

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    Andres Fernandez Salvador was a friend of my family and my parents and he outlived them by 30 years my father and 4 my mother. My father was his last daughter , Johanna’s, godfather. He would fly Andres to the mountains in search of the treasure a lot of times in his helicopters.
    His youngest son Luis Felipe ( he has 9 kids from 4 marriages ) grew up hearing about all his fathers adventures and decided to filmed him. In 2015 my daughter Alejandra saw Luis Felipe and Lilly socially and they invited her to be part of the filming of the movie. Alejandra had a couple of Free months before starting her masters and joined the crew as a still photographer. No pay. Just for the love of adventure. The crew was all international , Germans, Spaniards , French, British. The “ actors “ were Pipe the grandson of Andres FS, Luis Felipe the son and Lilly the girlfriend of Felipe.
    My daughter says it was the most wonderful and challenging experience of her life. For more than a month she travelled with them. First to a finca in Pallatanga were they had a farm And filmed part of the movie and then to llanganates National Park. The elevations go there from 1,200 meters to 4,571 . They trekked all the way until a certain point and then some parts were filmed at the highest elevations with just essential crews than went by helicopters. For more than a month they were in this mountain area where the jungle was so dense with fog nothing was dry. The were wet all the time. Either rain or thick fog. Cold. Slept in tents , did not showered. Native Ecuadorians would carry their heaviest equipment and move camps.
    The film is being shown in Direct Tv. We have not seen it yet. I don’t think the acting is that good ( nobody is an actor to begin with ) but they say the photography is good.
    Let me see if I can post some photos.
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    3 more photos. The first one is of some tired crew members resting in the grass with llamas looking at them, the one in the middle is some of the crew taking a ride from a town near the first camp and last one are some of the porters going up the mountain with a cameraman
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    Default Re: "A Son of Man": a movie I'd love to see

    I'm sorry Bill I can't find a trace of it.

    this was the closest catch I could find.

    Son of Man 2006 DVDRip XviD
    https://thepiratebay.org/description.php?id=5758241
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    From Bill: yes, thx, that's a different movie. This one came out in 2019.
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    Default Re: "A Son of Man": a movie I'd love to see

    Maybe this will work:

    The first video post here

    https://www.facebook.com/ASONOFMANmo...74429979323546

    shows how to make an account on:

    https://www2.movistar.com.ec/movistar-play/

    and watch the movie for $ 3,99.
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    It's in Spanish, mmm ,thanks god It's Sunday, this will take a lot of time, thanks anyway ...
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    Tryed to put in my countrycode in front of my phone-nr.
    Maybe it's not international.

    Can anyone get past that?
    Let me know?

    Bill you can probably get your film using phone-nr 593 ...
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    Did anyone figure this one out?
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