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Lo que le pasó a Santiago (1989)

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When Santiago retires from the company where he worked for 40 years, he meets Angelina, a mysterious woman. Puzzled by their strange meetings, he hires a private detective to follow her.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Muñiz ...
Santiago
Gladys Rodríguez ...
Angelina
Johanna Rosaly ...
Nereida
René Monclova ...
Eddie
Pedro Javier Muñiz ...
Jerry
Jacobo Morales ...
Arístides Esquilín
Claribel Medina ...
Irma
Roberto Vigoreaux ...
Gerardo
Jaime Bello ...
Executive
Luz Minerva Rodríguez ...
Nun
Joaquín Belgodere ...
Santiago (Child)
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Airline Clerk
Aurora Valladares ...
Horse Rider
José Orraca ...
Theater Manager
Amos Rosario ...
Assistant
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When Santiago retires from the company where he worked for 40 years, he meets Angelina, a mysterious woman. Puzzled by their strange meetings, he hires a private detective to follow her. Written by Edgar Soberón Torchia <>cimas@sinfo.net>

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The first P.R. film to be nominated for an Academy Award
4 July 2008 | by (Puerto Rico) – See all my reviews

"Lo que le pasó a Santiago" is a 1989 Puerto Rican film written and directed by Jacobo Morales. The movie tells the story of a recently retired widower who meets a mysterious young lady in his life, disrupting his daily routines. Lo que le pasó a Santiago was the first Puerto Rican production in history to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. "Lo que le pasó a Santiago" is a real historic moment as far as the national cinema Puerto Rican concerns. Not only for his achievements in terms of criticism but also because it gave the idea of a film Puerto Rican. It was found at the international level that existed an island and an idiosyncrasy and that there was a borincana expression film that deserved greater appreciation. The story of a "viejito" who discovers the love at age 60, was a full achievement in all orders and hence the popularity of the film has not declined over the years.


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