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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 (Trevino) is a young bachelor doctor who has a love affair with a younger music student, Ramon (Meza). When Rodolfo's mother begins to urge his son to get married, he quickly asks ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Arturo Meza Arturo Meza ... Ramón
Marco Treviño 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 ... Herself
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
Ernst Jager Ernst Jager
Anna Kurtycz Anna Kurtycz
Tarcila Martinez Tarcila Martinez
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Storyline

Rodolfo (Trevino) is a young bachelor doctor who has a love affair with a younger music student, Ramon (Meza). When Rodolfo's mother begins to urge his son to get married, he quickly asks modern and open-mind Olga (Lupercio) to become his wife. Ramon is heart-broken, but Dona Herlinda (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:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Soundtracks

Inocente pobre amiga
Composed by Juan Gabriel
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Very Satisfying and Worth Your Time
4 December 2006 | by ekebySee all my reviews

Overlook the technical amateurism (sound especially) and some wooden acting. The storyline is original and well thought out. The enigmatic duplicity of Dona Herlinda is constant throughout the film, and a joy to watch. We're pretty sure we know that she knows what she's doing, but there's always a doubt in our mind. That doubt keeps us watching and waiting.

American gay guys of today, particularly younger guys, may find some scenes bizarre if not unbelievable. The dancing scenes at Lake Chalapa, for example. Trust me, it's the way things were. Having lived in Mexico some twenty years before this film was made, I can say with confidence that it depicts a slice of Mexican society in true-to-life fashion.

I enjoyed this movie quite a lot, and not just because the setting was somewhat nostalgic for me. I wasn't entirely sure where the movie was heading at any point, and to me, that's a sure mark of a good movie.


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