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José Alonso ...
Miguel Ángel
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Leticia
Ana Ofelia Murguía ...
Amparo
Carlos Castañón ...
Gustavo
Guillermo Gil ...
Hernández Pimentel
Manuel Ojeda ...
Médico
Martha Navarro ...
Jefe de enfermeras
Blanca Torres ...
Aurelita
Farnesio de Bernal ...
Don Benito
Emma Roldán ...
Raquelito
Evangelina Martínez ...
Eugenia
Sergio Molina ...
Joven I
Magnolia Rivas ...
Señorita Dey
Alma Levy ...
Esther
Zoga ...
Marino I
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One woman (Murguía) lives waiting for his son (Alonso) who is a sailor. She hasn't seen him for years although he writes to her a lot. The woman shares the letters and her grief with a co-worker and friend (Rojo). This last woman begins to idealize her friend's son. One day, the mother gets sick and falls into a coma. Her son arrives but she is unconscious. He has a brief but passionate affair with her mother's friend and then disappears, as quickly as he came back from the sea. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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Joseph Conrad, Mexican style
24 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

And I was so surprised at how well Joseph Conrad works in a Mexico City setting. I noticed that there were no comments on this movie so far, and, since I liked it a lot when I saw it around 15 years ago (it's 2006 now)I want to draw people's attention to it. I can't go into much detail about it after that long a time. It's an understated but fascinating story of the relationship between the two women (the mother of the guy who ran off to sea years earlier and has never come back and her younger co-worker in a large office). The younger woman becomes interested, even romantically, in him just from hearing about him, and you, the audience, do, too. Then when he suddenly appears one day, both she and you are in for having your romantic illusions shattered. I was very struck by the last visuals, involving scenes from the ocean, apparently invading a Mexico City apartment. I found on the web that the English title was Shipwreck (though I don't recall that title), and that it was based on Conrad's short story: Tomorrow, which I must try to find and read. I hope my comments will inspire others to find this affecting "little" movie. Note to IMDb: Could "Shipwrecked" be added as an alternative title, or cross reference?


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