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No One Writes to the Colonel (1999)
"El coronel no tiene quien le escriba" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  2 June 1999 (France)
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Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Fernando Luján ...
El coronel
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Lola
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Julia
Rafael Inclán ...
Padre Ángel
Ernesto Yáñez ...
Don Sabas
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Nogales
Esteban Soberanes ...
Germán
Patricia Reyes Spíndola ...
Jacinta
Odiseo Bichir ...
Dr. Pardo
Julián Pastor ...
Lugones
Eugenio Lobo ...
Álvaro
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Enrique Castillo
Jorge Castillo ...
El cartero
Juana Garza
Mercedes Gironella
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Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. His wife also knows it, and even he knows it. But he is still waiting, living with the pain of the death of his son. Written by Miguel Ángel Díaz González

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Basada en la novela de Gabriel García Márquez.

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Az ezredes úrnak nincs, aki írjon  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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ESP 84,528,773 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Best film of the year!!!!
16 October 1999 | by (Bogota, Colombia) – See all my reviews

This is a truly magnificent and heartwrenching film!!!! Ripstein's locations are spectacular, extremely detailed and well lit, the dialogue is extraordinarily García Márquez, no doubt about it. Fernando Luján and Marisa Paredes give us outstanding performances as the colonel and his wife.

You must see it!!!


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