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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
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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8 October 2010 (USA)  »

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MXN 20,000,000 (estimated)
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Music and Lyrics by Agustín Lara
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A masterpiece
16 November 2009 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Regardless of its country of origin, a movie that promotes values, life, and respect the way "El Estudiante" does, is truly hard to find these days. The film is truly remarkable and a hard departure from today's mostly trash-filled films. A film you can see with all the family without worries. An uncompromised masterpiece.

I am to see a better-made, better-acted, heartfelt piece of art. My best wishes to Gaston Pavlovich, its creator, and may this movie be seen and rewarded for all years to come.

Specially remarkable is the work of Mr. Lavat, whose artistic origins and past work are well known to most Mexicans.

The new crop of your actors, their fresh if ordinary looks are worth of representing a new cinema wave for people tired of cheap acting roles of would be's like Gael Garcia's or the like who act based on foulness and cheapness.

Good Job!


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