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I Don't Want to Talk About It (1993)

De eso no se habla (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 21 October 1994 (USA)
Leonor, a widow in a small South American town, gives birth to Charlotte, a dwarf. The mother not only provides a rich childhood for her daughter, she erases any clues her daughter might ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcello Mastroianni ... Ludovico D'Andrea
Luisina Brando ... Leonor
Alejandra Podesta Alejandra Podesta ... Charlotte
Betiana Blum ... Madama
Roberto Carnaghi ... Padre Aurelio
Alberto Segado Alberto Segado ... Dr. Blanes
Mónica Lacoste Mónica Lacoste ... Sra Blanes
Jorge Luz ... Alcalde
Mónica Villa ... Sra Zamildio
Juan Manuel Tenuta ... Police Chief
Tina Serrano Tina Serrano ... Widow Schmidt
Verónica Llinás Verónica Llinás ... Myrna
Susana Cortínez Susana Cortínez ... Sra Peralta
Martin Kalwill ... Mayor's Clerk
Walter Marín Walter Marín ... Mojame
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Leonor, a widow in a small South American town, gives birth to Charlotte, a dwarf. The mother not only provides a rich childhood for her daughter, she erases any clues her daughter might see that would lead her to think she is different (mother burns books such as "Snow White" and destroys lawn statues of gnomes). In short, she doesn't want to talk about it. The mother succeeds in creating a modern-day Rapunzel: Charlotte becomes an accomplished young woman who captures the heart of Ludovico. But then, the circus comes to town. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

Argentina | Italy

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

21 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Don't Want to Talk About It See more »

Filming Locations:

Argentina

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$249,530
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Connections

Featured in Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember (1997) See more »

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CARMEN
de Georges Bizet
versión de Conchita Supervia
(EMI Classic Group)
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Spirit of freedom
5 November 2006 | by marucalSee all my reviews

I have seen this movie twice and I am liking it more and more. It is EXCELLENT. It has the flavor of a fairy tale, and, in fact, it is a tale, a tale with a strong spirit of freedom. It inspires to uncover meanings that are expressed in a language of metaphors. Who in us is that small girl who is so thirsty of knowledge and adventure? Is it our own aim of the unknown? What does the white horse represent? Who is the mother? Then, as well, it can be observed as a criticism of a society fragmented in classes, where corruption is allowed, but body malformation is rejected. A society based on relationships of control, mothers over children, men over women... I feel amazed by the self-confidence of the protagonist, by how she is accepted by children, but rejected by adults. The love story in this movie could represent the inner search for the most authentic in us, which we tend to project outside, like in a mirror. Watch it and enjoy it. It is about you, about us, about life.


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