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Bless Me, Ultima (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama, War | 22 February 2013 (USA)
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A drama set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young man and an elderly medicine woman who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village.

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Ultima
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Gabriel
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Maria
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Tenorio
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Narciso
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Uncle Pedro
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Uncle Lucas
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Uncle Juan
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Uncle Mateo
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Antonio's Grandfather
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Andrew
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Eugene (as Miguel Gómez)
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Leon (as Alejandro Cabrera)
Diego Miró ...
Florence (as Diego Miró-Rivera)
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A drama set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young man and an elderly medicine woman who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village.

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Drama | War

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and sexual references. | See all certifications »
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Abençoe-me Ultima: A Feiticeira  »

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Actor Manuel J. Baca Vaquero #2 became such a fan of the novel that he was always on the look out for the opportunity to see it become a play or film. As luck would have it Baca was cast in a New Mexico wide touring production of Bless Me Ultima performing the character Prudencio Luna (Tony's Grandfather) this part was the combined with the part of Uncle Pedro for the purposes of the play. Baca also played the part of the overbearing Father Byrne complete with Irish dialect, in the traveling production. This all took place as Baca was gearing up to shoot his scene in the film. See more »

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Antonio: Bless me, Ultima.
Ultima: I bless you in the name of all that is good and strong and beautiful.
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Muy Sabroso Blues
Written by Lalo Guerrero
Performed by Lalo Guerrero
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Boy and his Grandma
28 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ultima is a healer who uses herbs to cure the sick, and she is also called upon to heal a young man who has been cursed by three evil sisters. Her grandson, Antonio, narrates the story throughout, and so we hear an adult voice with the visual of a little boy learning about the meaning of life from Ultima. The acting is excellent; with the two leads really carrying the movie from start to finish. The scenery of New Mexico is beautiful. The First Holy Communion in a small church brought back memories of my Catholic childhood. The doubts of Antonio are well written by someone with a logical outlook on religion. At times the movie became a bit too sentimental for my taste, but I still found it entertaining and worth recommending.


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