“A survival drama that who´s taken and those who wait his return” The trip of the industry... man Gabriel Avila to the Visitacion farm on his birthday, accompanied by his friend Jorge Mario Rubio, is the anteroom for a trip to hell because in the rice producing farm, guerrillas infiltrated as workers, kidnap them. Gabriel and Jorge Mario are taken deliberately to the DMZ, where the military were removed by the government with the purpose of carrying out peace negotiations with the guerrillas. In Bogota, Gabriel’s family starts a titanic battle to bring back their kidnapped loved ones. The immediate reaction is led by the Intelligence Captain Esteban Avila, who, despite all of his efforts, is not able to keep his brother from being kidnapped because he can’t go inside the DMZ under any excuse, since it’s forbidden by the Government. However, he is an advocate of rescues and doesn’t accept Andrea’s, Gabriel’s wife, decision to pay the guerrillas a ransom for her husband’s liberation. The two positions polarize the family completely. The efforts of some offend the others and confront them with their convictions and their deepest fears. In the jungle, Gabriel and his friend discover that it is basically impossible, they are held captive in a zone completely controlled by the guerrillas, in a region that they don’t know, they don’t have a gun, a phone, not even the basic training to survive alone in the jungle. And to make things worse, they are guarded 24 hours a day. They have to be with an armed guerrilla member even to go to the bathroom. They are ten hours from Bogota but 100 hundred years from civilization. Around the hostages, there is an army of young farmers recruited in the countryside, young people who don’t know an option of life other than the armed employment; from this group, the warrior Samurai is born, he is a fierce prisoner guard that will become the key for Gabriel’s survival and in the end, the key to freedom as well. Very soon, Gabriel designs the plan to become a hair stylist in order to get closer to the guerrilla fronts commanders and will call himself The Stylist, willing to shave, make special cuts, bangs, the trendiest cuts, the “Humberto” cut or the cut that covers up the face wounds suffered in combat. The Stylist is Gabriel’s well meditated strategy of how to establish himself around the power circles in order to listen to the conversations of the commanders and obtain information. Turned into a hair stylist, Gabriel starts to identify where in the planet he is being held captive, he deducts how far he is from his home, he discovers how to get in touch with his brother Esteban and with this, he opens up a window to freedom.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: JAIME SÁNCHEZ CRISTO
GENERAL DIRECTOR: RODRIGO TRIANA
DIRECTOR: WILLIAM BARRAGÁN
ASSISTANT OF DIRECTION: LUZ ESTELA GONZÁLEZ
ART DIRECTOR: GONZALO MARTÍNEZ
COSTUME DESIGN: ADRIANA POLANÍA
MAKEUP DESIGN: YAIR CEBALLOS
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: GERMÁN PLATA
HEAD OF PRODUCTION: GINA CIFUENTES
CONCEPTUAL EDITOR: GABRIEL GONZALEZ BALLI
ORIGINAL MUSIC: ALEJANDRO RAMÍREZ
SCRIPT: NUBIA BARRETO – MANUEL ARIAS
PRODUCER: GERARDO SÁNCHEZ CRISTO
DURATION: 84 x 60 Est.
A strong and ambitious woman with the necessary temper to become a commander. She joined the guerrillas when she was very young and has shined for her commanding abilities. She enjoys the power she has over her inferiors and easily rages against the hostages. She conspires and uses information about his armed partners and hostages for her benefit. She is radical when it comes to applying the war behavior manual and the books.
Ambitious and unreliable. The guerrilla recruited him when he was a young boy, he shines for his military dare and for being chatty and fun. He likes weapons and money. He is convinced that a man with a gun can achieve anything. When he meets Martina as a hostage, they start a cloudy relationship. For her, he leaves the guerrilla and they are now together for better or worse, dreaming of taking her to a paradisiac island and pleasing her on everything, but he also dreams of returning her to the confinement in which he met her, depriving her of her freedom and showing her who is the boss.
Senator who has the support of ethnic minorities, the Gomez family of Tolima and Christian collectivities. She has been in Congress for two periods. She is charismatic and knows how to move in the turbulent waters of politics; she has an Achilles tendon, though: her sister, Martina. Recently, her half-sister Martina was kidnapped by the guerrillas and Maria Eudoxia paid a large amount of money as ransom. She would’ve pawned anything for Martina.
He has been town councilor and governor. His wife is Tatiana Gomez, the daughter of one of the Tolima Barons. He is Gabriel’s intimate friend since high school in Bogota. He was the one who offered him the rice farm as a profitable formula to escape the domestic life and an opportunity to recover their friendship. He knows that Esteban Avila was in love with Tatiana when they were teenagers. He didn’t care about this adventure but he believes Tatiana loved at some point the little boy who is now a respected Captain of the army. During his kidnapping, he will use his persuasive character in order to achieve his freedom.
Owner of a clinic. She generates a great respect from those who surround her and without giving speeches, leaves behind her great teachings of temperance and wisdom. She adapts with difficulty to her new condition of hostage and becomes the first woman of the group of hostages at Lost Hole, where she becomes good friends with Gabriel. She is the only hostage who moves between camps, always guarded, in order to tend to other hostages. She is also forced to take care of guerrilla members, fearing being accused of collaborating with the guerrillas.
After being an introverted child, protected by Gabriel, surprised his family when he joined the army as an officer. He has carried out an intensive military career, he was trained by American Green Berets, he took Ranger courses in the United States, the Spearman course of Tolemaida and the legendary Kaibil course in Guatemala. He worked in Intelligence in the army, where he received his promotion to Captain. When he was 32 years old and in the best moment of his career, Esteban finds out that Gabriel has been kidnapped with his friend Jorge Mario, this will make him rethink his life in order to put his talents at the service of only one cause: bring them to freedom.
Gabriel Avila’s wife. Capricious and stubborn. She is an only child whose mother died when she was a girl. Which made her a very insecure woman. All of her internal fights will flourish when Gabriel is kidnapped. Overcoming her own fears, she will be an inspiring example for Juana and Pablo, her children. Firmly and with enormous love, she will open their path to continue alone and sure of themselves.