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Rosario Tijeras is a Colombia
Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia , is a unitary constitutional republic comprising thirty-two departments. The country is located in northwestern South America, bordered to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; to the north by the Caribbean Sea; to the...

n film
A film, also called a movie or motion picture, is a series of still or moving images. It is produced by recording photographic images with cameras, or by creating images using animation techniques or visual effects...

 based on the book of the same name written by Jorge Franco
Jorge Franco (writer)
Jorge Franco Ramos is a writer from Colombia, known primarily for his novel Rosario Tijeras, which has been adapted for film and television.- Biography :...

. The film was released in Colombia in 2005. In that same year the film had its North American premiere at the American Film Institute
American Film Institute
The American Film Institute is an independent non-profit organization created by the National Endowment for the Arts, which was established in 1967 when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act...

 festival in Hollywood. The film also was nominated for a Goya Award
Goya Awards
The Goya Awards, known in Spanish as los Premios Goya, are Spain's main national film awards, considered by many in Spain, and internationally, to be the Spanish equivalent of the American Academy Awards....

 for best foreign film. Rosario Tijeras is reportedly the second highest-grossing film in Colombian history.


The movie, based on a book by Jorge Franco, deals with the life of a beautiful woman involved with the subculture of sicarios, the motorcycle-riding hitmen of the slums of Medellín
Medellín , officially the Municipio de Medellín or Municipality of Medellín, is the second largest city in Colombia. It is in the Aburrá Valley, one of the more northerly of the Andes in South America. It has a population of 2.3 million...

, Colombia, in the late 1980s-early 1990s. Rosario, a dangerous woman who was molested and raped as a child, and now claiming to be owned by no man, lives a life on the edge while trying to come to terms with her past and the men in her life, not making the best choices along the way.

The film is told in flashback from the point of view of Antonio, a young man from the upper class of Medellín. While at a Medellín disco one night, both he and his best friend, Emilio, simultaneously lay eyes upon the beautiful Rosario. Emilio pursues her and begins an affair with her. However, Emilio's family rejects the relationship, which crushes Emilio. Antonio continues his own platonic relationship with Rosario as her confidante. When Rosario's brother, Jonhefe, with whom Rosario lives, is killed, Antonio and Rosario grow closer. However, Rosario, who specializes in murdering men while kissing them, is a marked woman, and she eventually meets her comeuppance. Antonio takes her to the emergency room, from where he relates her story.


  • Flora Martínez
    Flora Martínez
    Flora Martinez is a Canadian-Colombian film and television actress, best known for her title role in the film Rosario Tijeras that was nominated for Goya Award for Best Spanish Language Foreign Film in 2005.- Biography :...

     - Rosario Tijeras
  • Manolo Cardona
    Manolo Cardona
    Manolo Cardona is a Colombian actor.-Personal life:Cardona was born in Popayán, Cauca, Colombia. At the age of seven Cardona's family baptized him "Manolo".This would later be used as his name as an actor.When he was eighteen he moved to Cali, Colombia, to finish his studies. Manolo studied...

     - Emilio
  • Unax Ugalde
    Unax Ugalde
    Unax Ugalde Gutiérrez is a Spanish actor born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, in the Basque Country.-Biography:Unax Ugalde, son of a worker at the Altos Hornos and a housewife, was born in 1978 in Vitoria-Gasteiz. While, as a student, he ambitioned to become a marine scientist, started taking classes...

     - Antonio

TV series

RCN is produced a TV series that is currently being shown on its network in Colombia. Telefutura showed the series in the United States from July 12, 2010to October 4, 2010 after replacing Las muñecas de la mafia
Las muñecas de la mafia
Las Muñecas De La Mafia is a 2009 Colombian telenovela produced by BE-TV and broadcast by Caracol TV. It's based on Juan Camilo Ferrand and Andres Lopez's book "Las Fantásticas". They also wrote the scripts for the television series....

. María Fernanda Yépez
María Fernanda Yépez
María Fernanda Yépes is a Colombian actress and model. She is mostly known for playing Yésica "La Diabla", a crude and manipulative girl who worked recruiting, selecting, and leading groups of women for whom drug dealers would pay in advance to receive sexual services in return in the Telemundo...

, Colombian actress, stars as Rosario Tijeras in the TV series.

The TV series tells the story of Rosario Tijeras (Maria Fernanda Yepez), a woman raised in a slum that was 18 years old when she was raped by a local gang, and which causes her to change for the better after her classmate was killed by a drug lord, El Papa. Rosario avenges her rape by cutting El Cache's testes with scissors (hence the name, Rosario Tijerias) and purposely goes to the market of her stepfather to get picked up to go to El Papa's house so she can execute her plan. Once Rosario is alone in his bedroom, she grabs a gun he hid in a cabinet and kills him behind a pillow. After news spreads she killed El Papa, Rosario Tijeras gains notoriety and is sought out by El Rey De Los Cielos (The King of the Heavens) to become an assassin. Along the way, she has a stormy love affair with her two inseparable friends from wealthy families, Antonio de Bedout (Andres Sandoval) and Emilio Echegaray (Sebastián Martínez).

The story takes a five year jump from 1999 to 2004, where Rosario meets Emilio at a nightclub after she killed a target. Antonio notices her for the first time in five years and seeks to be with her once again. Their lives are separated by Rosario, which traps them and takes them to a world full of dangers, where she is a victim and instrument of death and they receive a deadly fate thanks in part to a woman they loved before Rosario, Paula Restrepo, who seeks to destroy Rosario for ruining her love life and at the end she is left without her best friend and husband. Rosario pays the ultimate price when she kills the brother of El Rey, El Teo, who killed her brother (Jhonefe), her close friend (Ferney) who tried to kill her by Teo's orders, her unborn baby in a shootout, and Emilio at the cemetery. Rosario and Antonio plan their escape to Spain but are stopped short by El Rey's men who fulfill his orders and kill both. The series ends with Rosario having a make-shift memorial made near her old home where she lived.


  • Juanes
    Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez , better known as Juanes is a Colombian musician who was a member of heavy metal band Ekhymosis and is now a solo artist. In 2000, his solo debut album Fíjate Bien won three Latin Grammy Awards.Juanes has sold more than 13 million albums...

    , song included in the soundtrack Rosario Tijeras
    Rosario Tijeras (song)
    Rosario Tijeras is a song written by Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes that emerges from their third album Mi Sangre and was released as the sixth single of the same...

TV Series Soundtrack

  • Si vos no estas aqui - El Vampiro
  • Rosario - Mary Hellen, Wolfine, Q´sko
  • Amor a la fuerza - Ultrajala, Q´sko, Kiño
  • Soy fuego - Mugre T.O, Goez T.O, Mary Hellen
  • El barrio - Wolfine, Pipe Bega, Goez T.O, Mary Hellen
  • Triste y vacia - Goez T.O, Kiño
  • El que a hierro mata - I'll Wonder, Alias Ramírez, Ultrajala
  • Bang-Bang - T.O, Mary Hellen, Wolfine
  • Mundos diferentes - Avendaño, Ultrajala, I'll Wonder, Drazz
  • Sed de venganza - Tribu Omerta, Kiño
  • Maldita Mujer - Tito – Fatto (Caña. Brava), El Amarillo
  • El rey de los cielos - Q´sko, Oso, Ebratt, Felpa
  • Así somos - Q´sko, Pipe Bega, Laberinto, DJH

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