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12 January 2001 (Spain) See more »
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Based on the Greek tragedy MEDEA, this is a present day Mexican version, set in the seediest possible milieu of Mexico City... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Arcelia Ramírez ... Julia
Patricia Reyes Spíndola ... Adela, The Godmother
Luis Felipe Tovar ... Nicolás
Ernesto Yáñez ... La Marrana
Alejandra Montoya ... Teenager
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marta Aura (as Martha Aura)
Daniela Carvajal
Constanza Cavalli
Beto Alonso Gil
Francesca Guillén ... Raquel
Osami Kawano
Loló Navarro
Andrés Weiss
Marco Zapata
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Directed by
Arturo Ripstein 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paz Alicia Garciadiego 
Lucio Anneo Seneca  play "Medea"

Produced by
Álvaro Garnica .... producer
Laura Imperiale .... producer
Jorge Sánchez .... producer
 
Original Music by
Leoncio Lara 
David Mansfield 
 
Cinematography by
Guillermo Granillo 
 
Film Editing by
Carlos Puente 
 
Casting by
Manuel Teil 
 
Production Design by
Claudio Contreras 
 
Costume Design by
Leticia Palacios 
 
Makeup Department
Jorge Siller .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Walter Navas .... production manager
 
Art Department
Arturo Lazcano .... painter
 
Sound Department
Antonio Diego .... sound engineer
Eduardo Vaisman .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
María Raquel Dioni .... electrician
 
Editorial Department
Salvador Flores .... assistant editor
Vanessa Hernández .... post-production coordinator
 
Other crew
Raymundo Díaz-González .... assistant production manager: production
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Así es la vida..." - Mexico (original title)
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Germany:98 min
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Version of A Dream of Passion (1978)See more »

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It's a very good "experiment"..., 25 November 2000

Así es la vida is the first latin american digital film transfered to 35mm. For those who didn't understand it, it's a contemporary version of Sénecas' Medea, a greek tragedy. So don't complain about the script because that was the intention of all that complex language. Based on this story, the film is excellent, the scenario and the ambient are very well mixed with the movement of the camera, so you get long scenes but not monotonous. For me, displaying the trio as a the chorus of a greek play was an excellent idea. Although is a little strange film, a Ripstein's film, for me the way they treated the character of Julia wasn't that strange. How she remains homeless happens at least here in Mexico City, how she is cheated, etc. So it's curious how a very old tragedy it's well adapted to our days. So, finally, it's a very good experiment in digital video, it's a simple story maybe, but with a lot of details on it.

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