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Eréndira (1983)

 -  Drama  -  1 June 1984 (Mexico)
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While Erendira, a beautiful teenage girl, has a surreal mystical vision, her grandmother's house catches on fire and burns to the ground. Her grandmother holds Erendira responsible and, in ... See full summary »

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Grandmother Amadis
Claudia Ohana ...
Erendira
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Senator Onésimo Sanchez
Oliver Wehe ...
Ulysses
Rufus ...
Photographer
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Ulysses' mother
Ernesto Gómez Cruz ...
Grocer
Pierre Vaneck ...
Ulysses' father
Carlos Cardán ...
Smuggler
Humberto Elizondo ...
Blacaman
Jorge Fegán ...
Army commander
Francisco Mauri ...
Postman
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Truck driver
Martín Palomares ...
Escort
Salvador Garcini ...
Puppet-player
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While Erendira, a beautiful teenage girl, has a surreal mystical vision, her grandmother's house catches on fire and burns to the ground. Her grandmother holds Erendira responsible and, in order to extract restitution from the girl, forces her into prostitution. Erendira's surreal mystical experiences continue while her grandmother grows rich from exploiting her. Written by Ed Cannon <ecannon@mail.utexas.edu>

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Based on the story "La increíble y triste historia de la cándida Eréndira y su abuela desalmada" ("The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Eréndira and Her Heartless Grandmother"), by Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez. See more »

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Erendira: There was enough poison to kill a million rats.
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La chanson de Margaret
By Pierre Dumarchais and V. Marceau
Éditions Enoch
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A film worth saving
15 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Unfortunately, this movie never made it to DVD. I saw it when it was first released to the theaters in 1983, and then again when the VHS was released in 1992. When I recently saw a VHS copy at a flea market, I immediately bought it. I was not disappointed. First, the obvious: Claudia Ohana is beautiful and a joy to behold. But then, the film takes you into an unreal world where you have to reflect on your values and decide what is really important to you. The movie is about a lot of things. It is about how the World Bank and large corporations exploit and enslave developing countries with their capitalist schemes to force them into a debt that they can never repay. It is about how our economic system exploits us by forcing us into debt with credit cards, mortgage, and car payment. It is about trying to save an innocence that maybe we have never really had and maybe we cannot really save. It is about good and evil and about how hard it is sometimes to tell one from the other. It raises a lot of questions but does not give answers. I think sometimes this is good. For this reason, this is a film really worth saving and seeing.


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