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Danzón (1991)

Julia (Rojo) is a phone operator in Mexico City who divides her time between her job, her daughter and the danzon: a cuban dance very popular in Mexico and Central America. Every wednesday ... See full summary »

Director:

María Novaro
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6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
María Rojo ... Julia Solórzano
Carmen Salinas ... Doña Tí
Tito Vasconcelos Tito Vasconcelos ... Susy
Margarita Isabel Margarita Isabel ... Silvia
Víctor Carpinteiro Víctor Carpinteiro ... Rubén
Cheli Godínez Cheli Godínez ... Tere
Daniel Rergis Daniel Rergis ... Carmelo
Adyari Cházaro Adyari Cházaro ... Perla
Blanca Guerra ... Colorada
César Sobrevals César Sobrevals ... Chucho
Mikhail Kaminin Mikhail Kaminin ... Russian sailor
Rodrigo Gómez Rodrigo Gómez ... Malena
Sergio Colmenares Sergio Colmenares ... Karla
Ángel de Valle Ángel de Valle ... Yadira
Luis Gerardo Luis Gerardo ... Juan El Padrote
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Storyline

Julia (Rojo) is a phone operator in Mexico City who divides her time between her job, her daughter and the danzon: a cuban dance very popular in Mexico and Central America. Every wednesday Julia does the danzon with Carmelo (Rergis) in the old "Salon Colonia". They've danced for years but barely know each other. One night Carmelo disappears without a trace. Feeling lonely and sad, Julia takes a train to Veracruz, where she knows Carmelo has a brother. That sudden trip will change Julia's life forever. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for elements of sensuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Mexico | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

27 June 1991 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Elämän tahdit See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,096, 27 September 1992, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$360,158
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Granada
Music by Agustín Lara
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Are You Lonesome Tonight
1 March 2012 | by valis1949See all my reviews

DANZON (dir.María Novaro) Julia is a long distance telephone operator in Mexico City who has a passion for the official dance of Cuba, The Danzon. When her partner disappears, she travels to Veracruz to try and discover what happened to him. The film becomes a tender and affectionate journey of self-discovery which leads to a reaffirmation of her sexuality. The various colorful and quirky characters that she meets change her life in subtle, yet fundamental ways. This is not exactly a 'Chick Flic', but Maria Novaro has crafted a film in which femininity is celebrated and revered in an honest and creative manner. A color saturated 35mm print makes this a delight to see-the absolute antithesis of the stark and clinical look of digital photography. Winner of numerous awards.


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