Monos (2019, Columbia)

Studio: Madman Entertainment

Rating: MA

Running time: 103 minutes

Available Format: DVD

On a remote mountaintop in Latin America a rebel group of teenage commandos perform military training exercises, and guard an American hostage.  They live in relative peace.  However that’s until an ambush forces them to go deeper into the jungle – an unforgiving and primal environment.  Their situation spirals out of control, as allegiances shift and they have to do whatever it takes to survive.

Director Alejandro Landes’ breathtaking new film examines the chaos and fog of war.  This time from the unique perspective of adolescence, thrust into an unforgiving, irrational and often surreal environment.