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La leyenda de la Nahuala (2007)

The movie takes place in the year 1807 in the city of Puebla, New Spain. Leo San Juan, a shy 9-year-old boy, lives with his grandmother and his older brother Nando. Leo is constantly ... See full summary »

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Andres Bustamante ...
Don Andres (voice) (as Andrés Bustamante)
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Santos (voice)
Rafael Inclán ...
Alebrije (voice)
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Xochitl (voice)
Manuel 'Loco' Valdés ...
Lorenzo Villavicencio (voice)
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Nahuala (voice)
Fabrizio Santini ...
Leo San Juan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierre Angelo ...
Ciego de los Ojos
Luna Arjona ...
Nana Dionisia
Maria Teresa Cordeiro ...
Teodora Villavicencio
Bruno Coronel ...
Fernando San Juan
Verónica De Ita ...
Sra. Perez
Ginny Hoffman ...
Sra, Lopez
Germán Robles ...
Fray Godofredo
María Santander ...
Toñita San Juan
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The movie takes place in the year 1807 in the city of Puebla, New Spain. Leo San Juan, a shy 9-year-old boy, lives with his grandmother and his older brother Nando. Leo is constantly frightened, due to the legend of the Nahuala that his brother told him about. The legend speaks of an old abandoned house, in which "La Nahuala", a witch, lives.

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Rated PG for some scary images, language, thematic elements and rude humor
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Funny portrait of legends and traditions.
4 November 2007 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Even if it is not a state-of-the-art animation, being traditional 2D drawings, later computer-colored, the movie is funny, most of the humor being rather idiosyncratic, and portraits the city of Puebla very accurately, from the San Francisco Church to the Palafoxiana Library. The movie also shows many Mexican and Novohispan traditions, such as the "merengueros", the "balero" game, the "calaveras" (sugar candy) and the "Día de Muertos" (All Saints), everything set just 3 years before the start of the Mexican Independence War.

The production was done completely in Puebla, Mexico, and it was premiered during the Festival International de Cine de Morelia (FICM).


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