A postcard from hell. Director Barbet Schroeder steps away from the glossy, unsatisfying studio fare he's been turning out for the past few years in this rough, breathless adaptation of Fernando Vallejo's ferociously sardonic novel. After a 30-year absence, Fernando (Germàn Jaramillo), Colombia's foremost grammarian and an inveterate lover of much younger men, returns to his hometown of Medellin to die. He's come to the right place. Since he's been gone, Colombia's second-largest city has become a virtual necropolis overrun by gangs of teenage hit men, the living remnants of the cocaine empire once lorded over by the late Pablo Escobar. With little left to do bu...