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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Cast

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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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Bésame Mucho
Music by Consuelo Velázquez
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It's a love thing
22 October 1998 | by (california) – See all my reviews



Julia is a middle aged phone operator in Mexico City who divides her time between her job, her daughter and the "Danzon": an elegant, romantic Cuban dance popular in Caribbean Latin America.

Julia wants to taste one great romance in her life before she feels she will have lost what's left of her beauty. Like a ritual, each Wednesday Julia dances the Danzon with the dashing, mysterious and still handsome Carmelo in the old "Salon Colonia". They've danced for years but barely know each other.

One night Carmelo disappears without a trace. Suddenly bereft, Julia abandons well-regulated obligations and responsibilities and sets off on a long distance odyssey, searching for her missing cavalier. These comic, touching and ultimately triumphant adventures lead Julia to a deeper comprehension of the meaning of life and true happiness.


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