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El Estudiante (2009)

 -  Drama  -  8 October 2010 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Jorge Lavat ...
Chano
Norma Lazareno ...
Alicia
José Carlos Ruiz ...
Don Pedro
Cristina Obregón ...
Carmen
Pablo Cruz ...
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
Jeronimo Medina ...
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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Beautiful
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This film is full of emotions. Despite the fact that the plot feels "empty", it manages to center your attention on things people don't really care about anymore. It successfully adds comedy elements to what seems to be dominated by drama. Although it seems to try to hard to make you feel emotionally engaged to the film, that doesn't make it less pleasant. The acting was better than descent; so was the filming. The only flaws would be the ending, which keeps you waiting for something that never happens and how some characters start with few importance and end with a lot of importance, and vice versa. Overall, this is an excellent Mexican movie that does not involve drug cartels or criminals as protagonists (which was about time).


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