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Eréndira (1983)

While Erendira, a beautiful teenage girl, has a surreal mystical vision, her grandmother's house catches on fire and burns to the ground. Her grandmother holds Erendira responsible and, in ... See full summary »

Director:

Ruy Guerra

Writers:

Gabriel García Márquez (novel), Gabriel García Márquez (screenplay)
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Irene Papas ... Grandmother Amadis
Claudia Ohana ... Erendira
Michael Lonsdale ... Senator Onésimo Sanchez
Oliver Wehe Oliver Wehe ... Ulysses
Rufus ... Photographer
Blanca Guerra ... Ulysses' mother
Ernesto Gómez Cruz ... Grocer
Pierre Vaneck Pierre Vaneck ... Ulysses' father
Carlos Cardán Carlos Cardán ... Smuggler
Humberto Elizondo ... Blacaman
Jorge Fegán Jorge Fegán ... Army commander
Paco Mauri Paco Mauri ... Postman (as Francisco Mauri)
Sergio Calderón ... Truck driver
Martín Palomares Martín Palomares ... Escort
Salvador Garcini ... Puppet-player
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Storyline

While Erendira, a beautiful teenage girl, has a surreal mystical vision, her grandmother's house catches on fire and burns to the ground. Her grandmother holds Erendira responsible and, in order to extract restitution from the girl, forces her into prostitution. Erendira's surreal mystical experiences continue while her grandmother grows rich from exploiting her. Written by Ed Cannon <ecannon@mail.utexas.edu>

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Trivia

This was German child star Oliver Wehe's second and last movie role. He transitioned into ballet, eventually dancing principal roles with the Bavarian State Ballet. See more »

Quotes

Ulysses: There was enough poison to kill a million rats.
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Soundtracks

Tortuga
By Pierre Dumarchais and Georges Van Parys
Performed by Germaine Montero
Éditions Pathé Marceau EMI
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Lovely film, wonderful acting, a great example of what Magical Realism is supposed to be
16 November 1999 | by jcrirrSee all my reviews

Young Erendira and her tyrranical Grandmother provide for a great fantasy from the new world. This interpretation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez'"La incréible y triste historia da la cándida Eréndira,..." may not rub Marquez purists the right way eventhough The story stays intact and still carries the full force of the work. The strength of this film is in its acting especially Papas as the Grandmother. Marquez fans and Marquez novices alike will enjoy this movie for its real gritty brand of witt.


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Country:

Mexico | France | West Germany

Language:

Spanish | Portuguese

Release Date:

1 June 1984 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Erendira See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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