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Un embrujo (1998)

Set in Mexico during the 30's, a young boy falls in love with his elementary school teacher.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mario Zaragoza ...
Eliseo (adult)
Daniel Acuña ...
Eliseo (Young)
Ricardo Rentería ...
Rafael (Young)
Luisa Huertas ...
Esposa del Brujo
Mayra Serbulo ...
Lupita (Adult)
Gabriela Murray ...
Guillermo Gil ...
Rodolfo Arias ...
Rey Reyes
Gerardo Campbell ...
Martín Zapata ...
Nemesio (adult)


The movie takes place in Mexico after the revolution, Eliseo, a young boy falls in love with his school teacher (played by Blanca Guerra) a affair between them occurs, and when it is discovered by the town people she is forced to leave. many years pass and Eliseo now a full grown man still longs the love of his teacher. Written by jairhcastillo

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22 February 1999 (USA)  »

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Under a Spell  »

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Stylized tragedy
30 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a most strange sensual Mexican story, where the main aspect seems to be its art direction. This does not mean that the story of a man whose little war against political corruption, ethnic traditions and sexual urges, has been stylized to the point of becoming an obstruction to its appreciation. On the contrary, because it is a story dealing with surfaces and sensuality, the external look is such a deliberate aspect that the art direction is perhaps the key element to tell the story, thanks to the way décors, color and props transmit the feeling of privation, exploitation and misery in rural Mexico. Very good performance by Blanca Guerra, as usual.

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