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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings (1988)
"Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Fantasy  |  3 November 1990 (Japan)
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Mrs. Eulalia
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Marabú ...
Talia
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José Miguel Lugo ...
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Adrián García ...
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Raúl Castellanos ...
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Pretty true to short story
30 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although there is admittedly a non-Hollywood flavor to this movie--a cultural difference that will not be to everyone's taste--it's pretty faithful to Marquez's short story. Many of my students who read the story become nearly hostile about its cryptic, impenetrable refusal to make "logical" sense. The human characters behave abysmally; the angel is unreadable and ultimately undefined; the story is not so much a story as a long comment.

It has been said that the angel is actually a mask for Marquez himself. In that regard, this film is a fine reminder of the author's own resistance to categorization.


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