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Mi querida señorita (1972)

A 43-year-old woman living in a small town discovers after fifty years that she is actually a man. Will she change her sex and suffer the reaction of a narrow-minded society?

Director:

Jaime de Armiñán
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
José Luis López Vázquez ... Adela Castro Molina / Juan
Julieta Serrano ... Isabelita
Antonio Ferrandis ... Santiago
Enrique Ávila ... Padre José María (as Enrique Avila)
Lola Gaos ... Tía Chus
Chus Lampreave ... Sobrina de Chus
Cristina Suriani Cristina Suriani ... Charo
Ana Suriani Ana Suriani ... Merche
Manolo Otero Manolo Otero ... Novio de Isabelita
Lola Gálvez Lola Gálvez ... Cliente de la cafetería
María de la Riva María de la Riva ... Amiga de Adela
Luis Barbero Luis Barbero
Avelino Cánovas Avelino Cánovas ... Empleado del banco
Mónica Randall ... Feli
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The 70s run. Adela is a 43-year-old spinster who lives in a small town together with Isabelita, her maid, and who subsists thanks to the particular sewing works she performs. Adela, despite having an ungrateful physique, is a woman with a great personality who has captivated Santiago, the director of a bank, who sees how she rejects all his proposals without arguing any reason. One day, and on the advice of the pastor, Adela makes a visit to the doctor and discovers something that perhaps he always suspected, or at least always wanted: she is actually a man. This discovery will change your entire life completely, to the point of reducing it to something that should never have happened. Moreover, and as if that were not enough, he will now have to face an intolerant society and a world that does not contemplate people like him. Will Adela - now Juan - achieve the solution of her problems? Written by Miguel Ángel Díaz González

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Romance | Drama

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Quotes

Adela Castro Molina: No one has ever loved me...
Santiago: Because men are idiots, Adela!
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Connections

Referenced in Operación Mantis (El exterminio del macho) (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Estudio nº3 (Tristeza)
Composed by Frédéric Chopin (as Chopin)
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Outstanding story
17 August 2009 | by LscstllnSee all my reviews

It has nothing to do with the fact that I am Spanish to rate this film this way. My dearest Señorita is probably one of the greatest Spanish films ever. And it is also one of the best performances of Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez, an honest actor, an actor who can deliver emotions on each frame. The director Jaime de Armiñan made a great job with this film packed of details. The ideas he came up with for this film are so clever. Details are most of the time what make a film really great. And details such as when Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez goes to the typical Hostel in Madrid and all you can hear from inside is some eggs being whisked...Seriously, I think this film makes Almodovar look cheap.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

17 February 1972 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

My Dearest Senorita See more »

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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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