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Dona Herlinda and Her Son (1985)

Doña Herlinda y su hijo (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 4 April 1986 (USA)
Rodolfo ( Marco Treviño ) is a young bachelor doctor who has a love affair with a younger music student, Ramon ( Arturo Meza ). When Rodolfo's mother begins to urge his son to get married, ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Arturo Meza Arturo Meza ... Ramón
Marco Treviño ... Rodolfo (as Marco Antonio Treviño)
Guadalupe Del Toro Guadalupe Del Toro ... Doña Herlinda
Letícia Lupercio Letícia Lupercio ... Olga
Josefina González Josefina González
Lucha Villa ... Self
Guillermina Alba Guillermina Alba ... Billy
Madres y Comadres Madres y Comadres ... Band in Chapala
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arturo Camacho Arturo Camacho
Jorge Antonio Contreras Jorge Antonio Contreras
Clemencia de Cisneros Clemencia de Cisneros
Arturo Galindo Arturo Galindo
Angelica Guerrero Angelica Guerrero
Ernst Jager Ernst Jager
Anna Kurtycz Anna Kurtycz
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Storyline

Rodolfo ( Marco Treviño ) is a young bachelor doctor who has a love affair with a younger music student, Ramon ( Arturo Meza ). When Rodolfo's mother begins to urge his son to get married, he quickly asks modern and open-mind Olga ( Letícia Lupercio ) to become his wife. Ramon is heart-broken, but Dona Herlinda ( Guadalupe Del Toro ) has the final solution to make everybody happy: She asks Ramon to live with her, near by Rodolfo and Olga. Everybody together forever. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

Guadalupe del Toro was offered the role of Dona Herlinda in exchange for helping finance the movie. See more »

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Inocente pobre amiga
Composed by Juan Gabriel
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in praise of the long take...
15 October 1999 | by DonnaJoSee all my reviews

What I found most intriguing about this film was the beautiful camera-work. Several scenes were shot as one long take, with the camera tracking back and forth to follow the actors. The representation of space this created was spectacular. The characters' relationships to each other were literally fleshed out by their positions within the frame.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

4 April 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dona Herlinda and Her Son See more »

Filming Locations:

Chapála, Jalisco, Mexico See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Clasa Films Mundiales See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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