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Grandmother Amadis
Claudia Ohana ...
Erendira
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Senator Onésimo Sanchez
Oliver Wehe ...
Ulysses
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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
Paco Mauri ...
Postman (as Francisco Mauri)
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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 Vie en Rose
Music by Louiguy
Lyrics by Édith Piaf
Performed by Édith Piaf
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Lovely film, wonderful acting, a great example of what Magical Realism is supposed to be
16 November 1999 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Young Erendira and her tyrranical Grandmother provide for a great fantasy from the new world. This interpretation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez'"La incréible y triste historia da la cándida Eréndira,..." may not rub Marquez purists the right way eventhough The story stays intact and still carries the full force of the work. The strength of this film is in its acting especially Papas as the Grandmother. Marquez fans and Marquez novices alike will enjoy this movie for its real gritty brand of witt.


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