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Lo que le pasó a Santiago (1989)

| Comedy, Romance
Santiago, a retired accountant, casually meets Angelina during one of his daily walks in Old San Juan. They soon become friends, even though she refuses to give out any personal information.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Santiago, a retired accountant, casually meets Angelina during one of his daily walks in Old San Juan. They soon become friends, even though she refuses to give out any personal information. Written by Juana del Pueblo

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This is the only film from Puerto Rico to ever be nominated in the Best Foreign Language Motion Picture category. See more »

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Life is not over after 65...

Puerto Rico's greatest director, Jacobo Morales, creates a film which mixes neo-realism with surrealism creating this modern foreign masterpiece. You can compare this film with the theme of "About Schmidt" with Jack Nicholson, when his character retires from work and his life suddenly shrinks, well, the same thing happens in this film with Santiago, yet it is up to him to keep living because life is not over after 65. It was too bad this film was Oscar-nominated the same year as "Cinema Paradiso", because if not it would have definitely won Best Foreign Film. With a wonderful cast made up of Puerto Rico's finest like Gladys Rodriguez, Rene Monclova, Johana Rosaly and, of course, Don Tommy Muniz, "Lo que le paso a Santiago" is a film for those who love foreign films, but above all, for those who love life.


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