Julia (Rojo) is a phone operator in Mexico City who divides her time between her job, her daughter and the danzon: a cuban dance very popular in Mexico and Central America. Every wednesday ... See full summary »

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Julia Solórzano
Carmen Salinas ...
Doña Tí
Tito Vasconcelos ...
Susy
Margarita Isabel ...
Silvia
Víctor Carpinteiro ...
Rubén
Cheli Godínez ...
Tere
Daniel Rergis ...
Carmelo
Adyari Cházaro ...
Perla
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Colorada
César Sobrevals ...
Chucho
Mikhail Kaminin ...
Russian sailor
Rodrigo Gómez ...
Malena
Sergio Colmenares ...
Karla
Ángel de Valle ...
Yadira
Luis Gerardo ...
Juan El Padrote
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Julia (Rojo) is a phone operator in Mexico City who divides her time between her job, her daughter and the danzon: a cuban dance very popular in Mexico and Central America. Every wednesday Julia does the danzon with Carmelo (Rergis) in the old "Salon Colonia". They've danced for years but barely know each other. One night Carmelo disappears without a trace. Feeling lonely and sad, Julia takes a train to Veracruz, where she knows Carmelo has a brother. That sudden trip will change Julia's life forever. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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Rated PG-13 for elements of sensuality | See all certifications »
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27 June 1991 (Mexico)  »

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Elämän tahdit  »

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$360,158 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Granada
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A quiet, gentle movie that make loud, clear statements about Mexico's changing scene for women.
4 October 2000 | by (Washington State) – See all my reviews

"Danzon" is a "chick flick", no doubt. Directed by a woman, its main star is a woman--and it is concerned mainly with woman's issues. The setting is contemporary Mexico City. The danzon--a slow, graceful dance of l9th century Cuban origin--is the force that brings the heroine Julia together and her long time competition dance partner Carmen. When Carmen vaporizes, Julia heads for the coast--Veracruz--to search for him. Once there, she meets a series of unique characters, which add up to a wonderful viewing experience. I feel that Julia also meets herself there--discovering her real value as a woman and human being. When she returns to her job in Mexico City, she's a changed woman for numerous reasons--all good. A strong subtle movie.


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