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Mi querida señorita (1972)

A 43-year-old woman discovers she is actually a man...


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Complete credited cast:
Adela Castro Molina / Juan
Enrique Ávila ...
Padre José María (as Enrique Avila)
Lola Gaos ...
Tía Chus
Sobrina de Chus
Cristina Suriani ...
1ª Hija de Santiago
Ana Suriani ...
2ª Hija de Santiago
Manolo Otero ...
Novio de Isabelita
Lola Gálvez ...
Cliente de la cafetería
María de la Riva ...
Amiga de Adela
Luis Barbero
Avelino Cánovas ...
Empleado del banco
Mónica Randall ...


A woman living in a small town discovers after fifty years that she is actually a man. Will she change her sex and suffer the reaction of a narrow-minded society ? Written by Miguel A. Andrade <andrade@gredos.cnb.uam.es>

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Romance | Drama





Release Date:

17 February 1972 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

My Dearest Senorita  »

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Adela Castro Molina: No one has ever loved me...
Santiago: Because men are idiots, Adela!
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Referenced in Operación Mantis (El exterminio del macho) (1985) See more »


from "Studio N. 3"
Composed by Frédéric Chopin (as Chopin)
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Outstanding story
17 August 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It has nothing to do with the fact that I am Spanish to rate this film this way. My dearest Señorita is probably one of the greatest Spanish films ever. And it is also one of the best performances of Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez, an honest actor, an actor who can deliver emotions on each frame. The director Jaime de Armiñan made a great job with this film packed of details. The ideas he came up with for this film are so clever. Details are most of the time what make a film really great. And details such as when Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez goes to the typical Hostel in Madrid and all you can hear from inside is some eggs being whisked...Seriously, I think this film makes Almodovar look cheap.

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