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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Torre Laphame ...
Andrés
Tiaré Scanda ...
Mariana
Luisa Huertas ...
Teresita de Jesús
Guillermo Gil ...
Mario
Luis Felipe Tovar ...
Luis Felipe
Gina Morett ...
Beti
Nora Velázquez ...
Rosa, Mario's wife
Gerardo Moscoso ...
Investigator
Juan Carlos Colombo ...
Editor-in-chief
Loló Navarro ...
Porter
Álvaro Carcaño ...
Police bureau official
Enrique Gardiel ...
Flower vendor
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Forensic surgeon
Inés Correa ...
Old lady in post office
Iván González ...
Teresita's son
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Tired and frustrated of being constantly awaken at midnight by his noisy young neighbor Mariana (Scanda), old Don Andres (Torre Laphame) engages himself into a solitaire crusade against his torturer. When Mariana's party is struck by a police raid, she plots her cruel revenge. The anonymous love-letters she writes for the old man will conduct him to the fields of unrequited love, where Don Andres has never been in his entire life. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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Mexican film with an "European flavor"
19 May 2001 | by (México.) – See all my reviews



The story of an older man living in the floor below a young woman's flat, where he must endure all sorts of noises and loud music from said woman and her friends. We get to see her romantic choices in men and the old man's crusade to make her stop partying in such a noisy manner. As a result the young woman starts a prank that causes the older man that hated her in the beginning to care for her, leading to an unexpected outcome.

I found it slightly reminiscent of Patrice Leconte's Monsieur Hire (1989).

Not the best sample of new Mexican cinema, but not too bad either.


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