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

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Director:
Writers:
Fernando Birri (screenplay) and
Gabriel García Márquez (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 November 1990 (Japan) See more »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
What if an angel washed up in your backyard? See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Daisy Granados ... Elisenda
Asdrúbal Meléndez ... Pelayo
Luis Alberto Ramírez ... Father Gonzaga
Adolfo Llauradó ... Lucky O'Capitone
Márcia Barreto ... The Spider Woman
Fernando Birri ... A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
Silvia Planas ... Mrs. Eulalia
María Luisa Mayor ... Myrurgia
Parmenia Silva ... Pìa
Marabú ... Talia
René Martinez ... Usnavy
Rodrigo Utria ... Anajan
José Miguel Lugo ... Young Anajan
Adrián García ... Young Anajan
Raúl Castellanos ... Neighbor with Donkeys
Gregorio del Rio ... Neighbor with Goat
Yorky Garcia ... Child with Bike
Gonzalo Guerra ... Banana Farmer #1
Orlando Cirino ... Banana Farmer #2
Jose Luis Rodriguez ... Canal Soldier #1
Samurai Garcia ... Canal Soldier #2
Elsa Medina ... Lady of the Square
Reynaldo la Rosa ... Dwarf Pilgrim
Camilo Hernandez ... Soldier
Peki Pérez ... Santería Priest #1
Aristides Barbon ... Santería Priest #2
Victoriano Zambrano ... Santería Priest #3
Luis Arias ... Santería Priest #4
Dolores Serrate ... Santería Priestess #1
Obdulia Laminaga ... Santería Priestess #2
Miguel Paz ... Cowboy
Andy Garcia ... King of the Gypsies
Ana Cortina ... Pharaoh
Miguel Angel Fernandez ... Gypsy Fire Eater
Orlando Apa ... Gypsy #1
Ramon Battle ... Gypsy #2
Silvio del Castillo ... Gypsy #3
Yordanka Rodrigo ... Gypsy Dancer
Luisa Rodriguez ... Claraluz
Eva Barayobre ... Old Woman at Raffle
Filiberto Romero ... Lázaro
Jorge Luis Sánchez ... Reporter in Helicopter #1
Julio Simoneau ... Reporter in Helicopter #2
Luis Alberto García ... Usnavy (voice)
Amado Del Pino ... Child with Bike (voice)
Franco Carbon ... Radio Announcer (voice)
Sarita Malberti ... Claraluz (voice)
Jose Zamorano ... Claraluz (voice)
Frank González ... Dwarf Pilgrim (voice)

Directed by
Fernando Birri 
 
Writing credits
Fernando Birri  screenplay and
Gabriel García Márquez  screenplay collaboration

Produced by
Setimio Presutto .... executive producer
Luis Reneses .... executive producer
Camilo Vives .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Gianni Nocenzi 
José María Vitier 
 
Cinematography by
Raúl Pérez Ureta (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jorge Abello 
 
Art Direction by
Raúl Oliva 
 
Costume Design by
Jesús Ruiz 
 
Makeup Department
Maria Elena Rodriguez .... makeup artist
Magdalena Álvarez .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Miguel Mendoza .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Susana Ríos .... assistant director
Mayra Segura .... assistant director
Jorge Luis Sánchez .... assistant director
Luciano Valletta .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Pedro García Espinosa .... wing designer
Hugo Galano .... set designer: Luna Park
Osvaldo Montalvo .... head set carpenter
Eduardo Muñoz Bachs .... graphic artist (as Bachs)
 
Sound Department
Carlos Aguilar .... sound designer
Carlos Aguilar .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Eusebio Ortiz .... special effects designer
 
Visual Effects by
Manuel Mendive .... video effects: Plastic Action clip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ofelia Castellano .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Massimo del Carpio .... post-production: Rome
Celina Morales .... post-production
Setimio Presutto .... post-production
 
Other crew
Javier González .... production assistant
Armindo Gracia .... production assistant
Teresa Montoya .... script
Marcial Pacheco .... lease curator
Adolfo Vidal .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Eliseo Alberto .... special thanks: screenplay (as Eliseo Alberto Diego)
Nerio Barberis .... special thanks: sound
Fernando de la Vega .... special thanks: liturgy
Constante Diego .... special thanks: music (as Constante 'Rapi' Diego)
Eduardo Galeano .... special thanks: screenplay
Julio García Espinosa .... special thanks
Jorge Giannoni .... special thanks: screenplay
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea .... special thanks
Lázaro Gómez .... special thanks
Kiko Hernandez .... special thanks: amusement park
Jerónimo Labrada .... special thanks: sound
Anna Morosetti .... special thanks: special effects
Silvia Rodríguez Rivero .... special thanks: music (as Silvia Rodriguez)
Sergio Stivaletti .... special thanks: special effects
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes" - Cuba (original title)
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USA:90 min
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Soundtrack:
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
What if an angel washed up in your backyard?, 25 July 1999
Author: Mariposa-6

What would you do if you found a sick, decrepit angel in your backyard? "A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings" comments on faith and doubt as it explores the arrival of a winged old man who washes ashore into the lives of Pelayo and Elisenda. They put him first into a chicken coop(because of his wings), then on display and charge admission for the townspeople to see him. A doubting priest provides comic relief and pokes fun at the not easily convinced Catholic Church. The soundtrack is excellent. All fans of Garcia Marquez must not go another minute without seeing this movie.

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