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Those Who Remain (2008)
"Los que se quedan" (original title)

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An intimate and discerning depiction of the impact of migration on families and villages left behind by loved ones who have traveled North for work.

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Credited cast:
Julio Cesar Castillo ...
Julio Cesar Castillo, Féliz Ireta, Michoacán
Luis Castillo ...
Luis Castillo, Féliz Ireta, Michoacán
Maricela Dzul ...
Maricela Panduro, Dzoncauich, Yucatán (as Maricela Panduro)
Adrian Esparza ...
Adrian Esparza, Laguna Grande, Zacatecas
Alejandra Esparza ...
Alejandra Esparza, Laguna grande, Zacatecas
Edubina Esparza ...
Edubina Esparza, Laguna Grande, Zacatecas
Elias Esparza ...
Elias Esparza, Laguna grande, Zacatecas
Adolfo Gomez ...
Adolfo Gomez, San Cristobal De Las Casas, Chiapas
Adrian Gomez ...
Adrian Gomez, San Cristobal De Las Casas, Chiapas
Andres Gomez / San Cristobal de las Casas / Chiapas
Raquel Gomez ...
Raquel Gomez, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
Rosa Gomez ...
Rosa Gomez, San Cristobal De Las Casas, Chiapas
Alejandro Guzman ...
Alejandro Guzman, San Andres, Puebla
Lorena Manzo ...
Lorena Manzo, Tizapan Jalisco
Maria Manzo ...
Maria Manzo, Tizapan Jalisco


An intimate and discerning depiction of the impact of migration on families and villages left behind by loved ones who have traveled North for work.

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Great documentary!
5 November 2009 | by (Peru) – See all my reviews

The talented son of Juan Rulfo delivers a fresh view of a fairly explored topic: the Mexican immigration to the US. But as the title makes clear, the directors choose this time not to follow the traveler, but those who he leaves behind. Every migrant is also a son, or a father, or a husband and sometimes he wants to take his family with him to the new country, other times he wants to come back for good, or perhaps only temporarily.

Rulfo and Hagerman explore all the variants of this basic story of separation, dreams of improvement, fulfilled or frustrated and loneliness. They do so by selecting different families from several regions of the country (the north, the south, the west) and accompanying them for quite some time, silently attending the comebacks and returns of their beloved ones, new births, social ceremonies and daily work. The editing is amazing, so is the music.

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