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Julio Begins in July (1979)

Julio Comienza en Julio (original title)
This is the story of a teenager at the turn of the century in the conservative higher classes of Chile and the initiation rites in his society.

Director:

Silvio Caiozzi

Writer:

Gustavo Frías
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elsa Alarcón Elsa Alarcón ... Abuela
Jorge Álvarez Jorge Álvarez ... Cura Parroco
Luis Alarcón Luis Alarcón ... Tío Alberto
Magdalena Aguirre Magdalena Aguirre ... Monja Principal
Rafael Benavente Rafael Benavente ... Prior Franciscano
Shlomit Baytelman Shlomit Baytelman ... María
José Cabello José Cabello ... Manolo
María Castiglione María Castiglione ... Meche (as Maria Castiglione)
Tennyson Ferrada Tennyson Ferrada ... Tío Aurelio
Ana González Ana González ... Teresa
Delfina Guzmán Delfina Guzmán ... Viuda de Otaraiza
Pedro Gaete Pedro Gaete ... Memo
Alfonso Luco Alfonso Luco ... Alfonso
Gloria Münchmeyer ... Josefina
Juan Cristóbal Meza ... Julito
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This is the story of a teenager at the turn of the century in the conservative higher classes of Chile and the initiation rites in his society. Written by Eric Gamboa <andialu@discoverymail.com>

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Country:

Chile

Language:

Spanish | French

Release Date:

30 April 1979 (Chile) See more »

Also Known As:

Julio comienza en julio See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (Sepia)
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good movie, a little overrated
27 March 2008 | by fraunaSee all my reviews

Given that Chilean movie industry is a small one(no more than 5 or 6 films per year, and in a good year) and most of the movies are completely forgettable, this one shines among the others, of course. It has becomes a 'classic', and probably deserves it. One the few movies (if not the only one) about Chilean way of life in the countryside, with all the prejudices, contradictions and people playing the guitar that everybody could expect. A great movie? No. French cinema, Italian cinema, even American, have hundreds of good movies like this one, showing ordinary people, rich guys ruling, teenagers suffering. Watch it, if you like this kind of cinema. If you are expecting a masterpiece, well...


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