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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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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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Andrew
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Eugene (as Miguel Gómez)
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Leon (as Alejandro Cabrera)
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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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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
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Performed by Lalo Guerrero
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Bless Me, Ultima 2012
27 October 2012 | by (Albuquerque, NM) – See all my reviews

My friend Rico who was the set deginer for this film was very excited over Miriam Colon being the lead for this film. Both Rico and I are New Yorkricans and Miriam Colon was for the longest part of the theater scene in New York. I must confess, every single time I saw Miriam in a scene she absolutely moved me to tears! Boy was I happy the theater was dark! Her delivery was so amazing, the character of Ultima was brought to life with such honesty, compassion and realism I was totally blown away! The period customs and home scenes were absolutely breath taking! I was a young child in Puerto Rico's mid to late 50's. We took trips back to my grandparents who were still at the farm in those days almost every weekend. The scenes of the home, the furnishings, the relationships between each other, the time of harvest at the Luna's farm was like being in a time machine and watching my relations all over again! If you feel like being enchanted, I hope this movies does it for you as it did for me! I love you Miriam Colon! Cast and crew, you rock!!!


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