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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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You have gotta see this movie!
20 September 2009 | by (México) – See all my reviews

This must be one of the best Mexican movies I have ever seen. Actors are top-notch, specially the performance of Jorge Lavat. There were many young actors and actresses that really have done a great job. I really don't know what I liked more, the movie or the music. All the songs were composed or selected perfectly to transmit the correct emotion. The official theme for the movie is Mirame_Bien performed by Sofia Maqueo. The direction was done flawlessly, incredible for a first time director. I was crying and going through the same emotions as the characters towards the end (and I sincerely almost never experience that nowadays). You have gotta see this movie!


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