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Midaq Alley (1995)

El Callejón de los Milagros (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 6 March 1998 (USA)
Based on the Nobel Prize Winner's novel, the Egyptian Naguib Mahfouz. The story, translated from El Cairo to Mexico City's downtown, narrates the life of the members of the neighbourhood ... See full summary »

Director:

Jorge Fons

Writers:

Vicente Leñero (screenplay), Najeeb Mahfouz (novel) (as Naguib Mahfuz)
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27 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernesto Gómez Cruz ... Don Ru
María Rojo ... Doña Cata
Salma Hayek ... Alma
Bruno Bichir ... Abel
Delia Casanova ... Eusebia
Margarita Sanz ... Susanita
Claudio Obregón ... Don Fidel
Juan Manuel Bernal ... Chava
Abel Woolrich Abel Woolrich ... Zacarías
Luis Felipe Tovar ... Güicho
Daniel Giménez Cacho ... José Luis
Gina Morett ... Doña Flor
Óscar Yoldi Óscar Yoldi ... Ubaldo
Esteban Soberanes Esteban Soberanes ... Jimmy
Eugenia Leñero Eugenia Leñero ... Tina
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Storyline

Based on the Nobel Prize Winner's novel, the Egyptian Naguib Mahfouz. The story, translated from El Cairo to Mexico City's downtown, narrates the life of the members of the neighbourhood and the connection between them Don Ru, the owner of the local pub; Eusebia, his wife; Chava, his son and Abel his friend, who emigrate to USA in search of fortune; Susanita, the single landtender always dreaming to marry a good man; Guicho, the pub's employee, who extracts the money when Don Ru is not there and finally marries Susanita; Alma, the very good looking girl, the Abel's dream, who becomes a luxury prostitute while he's away; Jimmy, the handsome young man Don Ru becomes infatuated with, etc. This movie won the Ariel (the Mexican Oscar) as best movie in 1995. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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THE MOST AWARDED FILM IN MEXICAN HISTORY (49 International Awards)

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

6 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Midaq Alley See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

Remake of Midaq Alley (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

La bicicleta
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Performed by EL SUEÑO DE ALICIA
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Outstanding Mexican movie
15 March 2004 | by Keep_SearchingSee all my reviews

This movie is an impressive and exciting story about the people,their feelings,love,desperation,anger and hope.Although the scenario is a little bit melodramatic , the film is a must indeed.It is quite different from the blockbusters with happy ends because it is real and outstanding.Several lives and fates are mixed in it.Every character has their own unique personality.They all have to take decisions for their lives and have to fight for happiness.The actors are very nice.The stunning Hayek makes a good performance .Gomes Krus is also convincing as a man who becomes gay after 30 years marriage.The supporting roles are also well-played.Don't think that this is some kind of soap opera- it is something deeper...


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