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Gestation (2009)

Gestación (original title)
A smart poor girl and a inmature rich boy get their life twisted when they accidently have a baby.

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Edgar Roman ...
Teo
Natalia Arias ...
Alba
Abelardo Vladich ...
Bryan
Maria Bonilla ...
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Juan Luis Araya ...
Pichi
Fernándo Bermudez ...
Guarda Principal
Marla Bermúdez ...
Patricia
Luis Carlos Bogantes ...
Asistente Defensor
Teresa Camacho ...
Abuela
Carlitos ...
Carlitos
Walter Fernández ...
Doctor
Marielos Fonseca ...
Sor Isabel
Marian Li ...
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Madeleine Martinez ...
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A smart poor girl and a inmature rich boy get their life twisted when they accidently have a baby.

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As being shot on location in Pavas, one of the poorest towns in Costa Rica, occurred, Carlitos, a local villager who plays himself in the movie, was not supposed to be on it. He approached the cast & crew as the shooting happened and became so attached to them, they decided he should be in the movie. See more »

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Solo contigo
Music / Lyrics by Bernal Villegas
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Great peek into the Costa Rican culture.
5 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As an American who has a deep love for Costa Rica, I found Gestation to be a wonderful movie that captured some of the soul of Costa Rica. The look, the language, the feel were pure Tico. Teenage pregnancy is a common theme, but it was handled deftly in this movie addressing many of the complications from economic disparity to religion to family and social impact. The movie is very sweet and has real heart. I am not a native speaker but I watched it in Spanish and enjoyed the pure Tico dialect. I thought the casting was superb and the actors could probably work anywhere. I would hope to see more film work coming out of this beautiful but tiny country.


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