MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 730 this week

Cartas del parque (1989)

 |  Drama, Romance  |  15 June 1989 (Cuba)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 92 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Matanzas, Cuba, 1913. Two young people who are in love communicate through letters written by penman. When the young man leaves town, to become a pilot, the girl discovers she is really in ... See full summary »

Writers:

(dialogue) (as Eliseo Diego) , (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 30 Jun 2011
 
a list of 1015 titles
created 11 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 107 titles
created 07 Apr 2013
 
a list of 6727 titles
created 03 Dec 2013
 
a list of 1144 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Cartas del parque (1989)

Cartas del parque (1989) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Cartas del parque.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The plague struck Thebes in the tragedy by Sophocles here is unparalleled violence; as; merciless in the Colombia today. Edipo; a young promoter of peace; is appointed mayor of a town sunk ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Alí Triana
Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Ángela Molina, Francisco Rabal
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A pious plantation owner attempts to teach Christianity to 12 of his slaves by inviting them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper.

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Stars: Nelson Villagra, Silvano Rey, Luis Alberto García
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young man attempts to fight the system in an entertaining account of bureaucracy amok and the tyranny of red tape.

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Stars: Salvador Wood, Silvia Planas, Manuel Estanillo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A man's seven-year-old daughter dies and his grief is overwhelming. After twelve years he finds the body perfectly preserved and his neighbors consider it a miracle and support him in his ... See full summary »

Director: Lisandro Duque Naranjo
Stars: Frank Ramírez, Gerardo Arellano, Amalia Duque García
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein
Stars: Fernando Luján, Marisa Paredes, Salma Hayek
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A theater director and script-writer falls for a female worker from the Havana docks, but his machismo, social and working conflicts, and the Cuban woman's condition interfere with their ... See full summary »

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Stars: Óscar Álvarez, Mirta Ibarra, Omar Valdés
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A poor, but very lucky man in the cock fighting, is hired by a rich man, but both are in love with the same woman

Director: Roberto Gavaldón
Stars: Ignacio López Tarso, Lucha Villa, Narciso Busquets
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Alberto Isaac
Stars: Julián Pastor, Rocío Sagaón, Graciela Enríquez
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Written by Nobel-prize winning Gabriel García Márquez when he wasn't famous yet, this is the story of Patsy, an overwhelmingly wealthy debutante with an acute sense of living and boundless ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Michel
Stars: Ofelia Medina, Joaquín Cordero, Julio Alemán
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young boy and his friends attempt to become invisible to get closer to the girls they desire. They must steal the magic recipe and its ingredients without getting caught to perform the ritual.

Director: Lisandro Duque Naranjo
Stars: Guillermo Castañeda, Ingrid Cielo Ospina, Gustavo Angarita
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A terrible disease is found in a Mexican town. A doctor tries to alert the authorities when he discovers its epidemic nature. No one listen to him and soon after the disease spreads. The ... See full summary »

Director: Felipe Cazals
Stars: Alejandro Parodi, José Carlos Ruiz, Rebeca Silva
100 Years of Solitude (Video 1981)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Shûji Terayama
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Víctor Laplace
...
Maria
Miguel Paneke ...
(as Miguel Paneque)
Mirta Ibarra ...
Milagros
Adolfo Llauradó
Elio Mesa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paula Ali
Jorge Alí
Miriam Dávila
Raúl Eguren
Pedro Fernández
Justo Fonseca
Dagoberto Gainza
Peggy Gómez ...
Prostitute 1
José Hernández
Edit

Storyline

Matanzas, Cuba, 1913. Two young people who are in love communicate through letters written by penman. When the young man leaves town, to become a pilot, the girl discovers she is really in love with the one who wrote the letters. Written by Edgar Soberon Torchia <cimas@sinfo.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

15 June 1989 (Cuba)  »

Also Known As:

Letters from the Park  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
the language of love
1 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This Cuban variation of Rostand's 'Cyrano de Bergerac', co-written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez from his own original novel, is a love letter in four movements, following the seasons of nature and explaining the language of romance in all its forms, from the color of flowers to the handling of a handkerchief. It's an uncomplicated story set in an uncomplicated age (1913 Havana), but nothing is simple for the lonely widower clerk hired (unknown to each other) by a hopeful young couple with all the need but none of the skill to compose their own love letters. Complications arise when the reluctant matchmaker pours his own unfulfilled romantic longings into each eloquent epistle, at first uniting but then dividing his clients: a tongue-tied young aviator, and a beautiful but sheltered girl who (naturally) swoons over every line of poetry but can't quite connect any of it with the clumsy, earthbound object of her affections. In the end everyone involved in the charade gets what he or she deserves, and no one is disappointed, least of all the viewer, having seen one of the more elegant and amusing romantic movies in quite some time.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Cartas del parque (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?