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Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes (1988)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daisy Granados Daisy Granados ... Elisenda
Asdrúbal Meléndez Asdrúbal Meléndez ... Pelayo
Luis Alberto Ramírez Luis Alberto Ramírez ... Father Gonzaga
Adolfo Llauradó Adolfo Llauradó ... Lucky O'Capitone
Marcia Barreto Marcia Barreto ... The Spider Woman
Fernando Birri Fernando Birri ... A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
Silvia Planas Silvia Planas ... Mrs. Eulalia
María Luisa Mayor María Luisa Mayor ... Myrurgia
Parmenia Silva Parmenia Silva ... Pìa
Marabú Marabú ... Talia
René Martinez René Martinez ... Usnavy
Rodrigo Utria Rodrigo Utria ... Anajan
José Miguel Lugo José Miguel Lugo ... Young Anajan
Adrián García Adrián García ... Young Anajan
Raúl Castellanos Raúl Castellanos ... Neighbor with Donkeys


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Cuba | Italy | Spain



Release Date:

3 November 1990 (Japan) See more »

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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings See more »

Filming Locations:

Alquízar, Cuba See more »

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Written by J. Gade
Performed by Orquesta Montilla
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Pretty true to short story
30 November 2005 | by beatboy94See all my reviews

Although there is admittedly a non-Hollywood flavor to this movie--a cultural difference that will not be to everyone's taste--it's pretty faithful to Marquez's short story. Many of my students who read the story become nearly hostile about its cryptic, impenetrable refusal to make "logical" sense. The human characters behave abysmally; the angel is unreadable and ultimately undefined; the story is not so much a story as a long comment.

It has been said that the angel is actually a mask for Marquez himself. In that regard, this film is a fine reminder of the author's own resistance to categorization.

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