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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 »

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María Novaro
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Cast overview, first billed only:
María Rojo ... Julia Solórzano
Carmen Salinas ... Doña Tí
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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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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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for elements of sensuality | See all certifications »
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Susy: [to Yadira, as they're eating breakfast] I'm worried about Julia. She's afraid to go back home. She doesn't want to face facts. When someone dies it's easier. Tears, a burial... that's it. You have to accept he's in his grave, underground... rotting, full of worms. Cheers, darling.
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Bésame Mucho
Music by Consuelo Velázquez
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A quiet, gentle movie that make loud, clear statements about Mexico's changing scene for women.
4 October 2000 | by irvingwarnerSee all my reviews

"Danzon" is a "chick flick", no doubt. Directed by a woman, its main star is a woman--and it is concerned mainly with woman's issues. The setting is contemporary Mexico City. The danzon--a slow, graceful dance of l9th century Cuban origin--is the force that brings the heroine Julia together and her long time competition dance partner Carmen. When Carmen vaporizes, Julia heads for the coast--Veracruz--to search for him. Once there, she meets a series of unique characters, which add up to a wonderful viewing experience. I feel that Julia also meets herself there--discovering her real value as a woman and human being. When she returns to her job in Mexico City, she's a changed woman for numerous reasons--all good. A strong subtle movie.


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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

Gross USA:

$450,501

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$450,501
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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