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La mujer de Benjamín (1991)

Old bachelor Benjamin (Lopez Rojas) still lives with his sister Micaela (Doria) in the boredom of a small town. His only entertainment is getting together with a bunch of old men and spare ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eduardo López Rojas ...
Benjamín
Malena Doria ...
Micaela
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Natividad
Eduardo Palomo ...
Leandro
Ana Bertha Espín ...
Cristina
Juan Carlos Colombo ...
Paulino
Farnesio de Bernal ...
Román
Rubén Márquez ...
Galdino
Enrique Gardiel ...
Eustasio
Luis Ignacio Erazo ...
Nemesio
María Elena García ...
Clienta
Chispita Veracruzana ...
Borrachita
Vivian Cruz ...
Muchacha
Pueblo López Ibarra ...
Niño 1
José Luis Salazar ...
Niño 2
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Old bachelor Benjamin (Lopez Rojas) still lives with his sister Micaela (Doria) in the boredom of a small town. His only entertainment is getting together with a bunch of old men and spare time playing like children. Benjamin falls inlove with beautiful and young Natividad (Ramirez). First, he writes love letters for her. Then, when this strategy fails, Benjamin and the old men plan to abduct her and wait for her falling inlove. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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A job well done
18 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Ten years after the film came to life in the midst of local critical praise(and in that 'obscure' age of mexican cinema that could be called the fake renaissance without making an overstatement) í´ve been able to watch this film and was proud and joyous to verify that it is indeed well crafted and satisfying. Carrera proves to be a skillful director whose talent resides in giving just enough visual information, not going over the top(something hard to find these days where everyone wants to be a star a la M.Night Shyalaman). Mexican cinematographers are highly regarded and the careful lighting in this film is every bit as worthy of praise. Xavier Perez Grobet paints the landscapes, the sunlit windows, the depressive peeled off green paint on the walls, the gloomy claustrophobic rooms with delicacy and that helps the film carry on like a well written novel. The main plot is not too original but some quirky deviations make it more notorious and believable. The actors are never trying to stand out between the rest but as a good ensemble they respect the complex energy that they all contribute in creating and which gives life to the dull town. This is an intelligent film which never lets you down as a spectator and whose intensity never resides on "shock value" which could have been the easy way out(even the logical way out for another director).


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