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The Comet (1999)
"El cometa" (original title)

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After witnessing the arrest of her father for publishing "subversive" material against the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, Valentina escapes taking a sack of gold coins with her in order to ... See full summary »

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Victor
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Valentina
Gabriel Retes ...
Romualdo, Víctor's Father
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Lupe
Patrick Le Mauff ...
Guy
Manuel Ojeda ...
Procopio
Fernando Rubio ...
Maximino
Arcelia Ramírez ...
Pussy Cordelia
Juan Carlos Colombo ...
The Major
José Antonio Coro ...
Priest
Alfredo Gurrola ...
Evaristo, Valentino's Father
Patricia Aguirre ...
Doña Nacha
José R. Palacios ...
Melquíades
Jaime Estrada ...
Ramos
Valdiri Durand Sistach ...
Young Man in Train Station (as Valdiri Durand)
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After witnessing the arrest of her father for publishing "subversive" material against the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, Valentina escapes taking a sack of gold coins with her in order to hand it over to rebel Francisco I. Madero, who is in San Antonio, Texas. That is how Valentina begins a long journey as a member of a traveling circus, where she finds love next to Victor, who, fascinated by the cinematographer, films everything that occurs before his eyes, in times of great political turbulence. Written by Anonymous

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Bitter Sweet like dark chocolate
16 September 2004 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This movie is really beautiful and must be seen more than once . It's full of magic and hope when very dramatic at the same time. The action takes place during the Mexican Revolution and we follow an adolescent couple (Diego Luna) and Ana Claudia Talençon(El crimen del padre Amaro)in a traveling circus through the country. Ana plays a clandestine newspaper's manager's daughter who fights against the dictatorship,and after her father is murdered she joins the circus under cover with a mission: providing Madero with the necessary money to continue the fight. She meets Victor (Diego Luna)a traveling circus ill manager's son. Both they are determined to save their romance and assist the revolutionaries. In the same time, we can see the beginning of the motion picture in the country and the earliest movie camera created by the "Lumière" brothers which Victor (Diego Luna)finds so fascinating. This film must be seen by any Diego Luna's fan. He's so natural in his acting and so "cute"in these young years... a few years before "Y Tu Mama tambien"!


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