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No One Writes to the Colonel (1999)

El coronel no tiene quien le escriba (original title)
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
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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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2 June 1999 (France)  »

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Az ezredes úrnak nincs, aki írjon  »

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Do not start exploring the García Márquez world with this one
2 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you have never read any of the author's books and wanted a taste of them before reading any and what you did was to watch this movie, you probably will stop one fourth or so into the movie wondering what the hell? Should you wish to discourage someone from ever reading any of the books, show them this film. Admittedly it would be a challenge to put the Buendías on the screen -and it would be amusing to see it done with Hollywood megabucks- but it would have juice and entice curiosity -this one doesn't. This movie can only be appreciated and liked -not enjoyed- after becoming familiar with the author's wider work. There's a movie version of a story by García Márquez (Yo solo vine a hablar por teléfono)with a memorable nurse Ratched on steroids in it, María de mi corazón, which I'd say you can start with. Then you can try this one.


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