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El Estudiante (2009)

After retiring to the beautiful Mexican town of Guanajuato, a 70 year old decides to follow his dreams and enroll at the university where he stumbles upon a new generation and they are bound together by the novel Don Quijote de la Mancha.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jorge Lavat ...
Chano
Norma Lazareno ...
Alicia
José Carlos Ruiz ...
Don Pedro
Cristina Obregón ...
Carmen
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Santiago (as Pablo Cruz Guerrero)
Siouzana Melikian ...
Alejandra
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Marcelo
Cuauhtémoc Duque ...
Eduardo
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Sofía
Daniel Martínez ...
Héctor
Silvia Santoyo ...
Lucía
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Antonio
Raúl Adalid ...
Jorge
Sofía Taache ...
Matilde
Fernando Estrada ...
Álvaro
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Chano (Jorge Lavat), a retiree in his seventies, enrolls at a university to follow his long-deferred dream of studying literature and in the process he tears down the generational gap with a group of youngsters. In a clash of diverse customs and traditions, they share their hopes and dreams, overcoming the challenges of life, romance and friendship. Written by L. Cremers

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8 October 2010 (USA)  »

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MXN 20,000,000 (estimated)
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Written and Performed by Agustín Lara
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Values and beauty
27 September 2009 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

This is a very nice and refreshing film. I like it because there is no need to talk about the wrong things to attract the public. Mexico is a wonderful place to live, plenty of values.

The main attraction in this film is the everyday life which can be enjoyed if only you can see from certain perspective. Love, solidarity, hope are great values This film changes a little bit the parameters: in this case when the freshman at the University is an old man who follows his dreams and get into the University. He learns and teaches at the same time.

Don Quixote and Guanajuato. Love and hopes seems not to be a coincidence to be blended in this film, is how it is in real life.

This is a Universal film that I think will be remembered and awarded.

Nice photograph, music, script, acting, message, a round film, perhaps little bit exaggerated.

Last but not the least the location. It was filmed at the beloved city of Guanajuato. I lived there for several years and the colonial and world heritage city, is a silent and beautiful actress of the film where a lot of details are captured, so as the beautiful jacaranda flowers.

In brief, it's a beautiful and highly recommended film.

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Message to the Mexican film makers: No need to deploy our mistakes there is a lot of chances in our virtues. Congratulations for this novel director for doing so.


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