After being in a comma for 20 year, Lauro (Retes) wakes up in a very different Mexico than the one he lived on. Ideas, hopes, ways-of-life and customs have changed, and Mexicans of the ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Gabriel Retes ...
Lauro
Héctor Bonilla ...
Alberto
Lourdes Elizarrarás ...
Adela
José Alonso ...
Toño
Delia Casanova ...
Alba
Cecilia Camacho ...
Valeria
Lucila Balzaretti ...
Grandma
Juan Claudio Retes ...
Daniel
Gabriela Retes ...
Sonia
Luis Felipe Tovar ...
Alfonso
Francisco de la O ...
Armando
Paloma Robles ...
Isabel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raúl Barrón ...
Paramedical 1
Francisco Bravo ...
Lauro's friend
Jorge Bulnes ...
Journalist 1
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After being in a comma for 20 year, Lauro (Retes) wakes up in a very different Mexico than the one he lived on. Ideas, hopes, ways-of-life and customs have changed, and Mexicans of the nineties are strangers for a man sleeping since 1971. Lauro will have to deal with the changes brought by the History, and will have to accept that the future is never as we imagined it when we were young. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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What an awful movie
2 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

The fact that Mexican movies were seldom made during the early 90's is no reason to tag this amateurish film as a classic. It's a movie with an interesting sounding plot, shoddily executed.

Retes hires relatives for the roles, and boy, you can really tell they're not actors. Maybe I'm being unfair since almost all actors do an awful job during the movie. The writing's one dimensional and cliché-ridden and the direction is consistently unremarkable.

I read reviews talking about the "Mexican identity" that is portrayed in the movie. As if the identity of tens of millions people could be defined. The human expression in the movie isn't it even representative of Mexican behaviour, it isn't representative of human behaviour period.

This is no classic.


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