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Santitos (1999)

When St. Jude appears to her to tell her that her daughter is still alive, Esperanza goes on a search to find her daughter.
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Credited cast:
Dolores Heredia ... Esperanza
Demián Bichir ... Cacomixtle (as Demian Bichir)
Alberto Estrella ... Ángel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pedro Altamirano Pedro Altamirano ... Ministerio Público
Roberto Cobo ... Doña Trini
Roger Cudney ... Scott Haines
Mónica Dionne Mónica Dionne ... La Morena
Juan Duarte Juan Duarte ... Fidencio
Josefina Echánove ... La Profesora
Felipe Ehrenberg Felipe Ehrenberg ... Alto
María Amparo Escandón ... La Adicional
Ana Bertha Espín ... Soledad
Edwarda Gurrola Edwarda Gurrola ... Paloma (as Flor Eduarda Gurrola)
Miguel Gurza Miguel Gurza ... Panteonero
Pilar Ixquic Mata ... La Flaca


When St. Jude appears to her to tell her that her daughter is still alive, Esperanza goes on a search to find her daughter.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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With great pain, I admit this film was not that good...
10 February 2000 | by filfy-2See all my reviews

I really wanted to like this film. The advertising really fooled me--I believed I was going to see another "Como Agua Para Chocolate." Wrong!

The movie starts wonderfully. Esperanza's refuses to believe her recently deceased daughter is really dead and starts to search for her. First in her beautiful little town in the Veracruz state of Mexico, then Tijuana, followed by LA, and back to her hometown.

Her journey was supposed to show how Esperanza changes and becomes a stronger person, but the lead actress--Dolores Heredia--was unable to do so. This is not so much her fault as she is quite appealing: I believe that the directors development of side characters and subplots take the focus away from the character development of Esperanza.

This film is not without merit. The cinematography by Xavier Perez Grobet is top-notch, as well as the art direction. This film is a step in the right direction for contemporary Mexican film, but it still has a way to go.

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Release Date:

28 January 2000 (Spain) See more »

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Traveling Saints See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


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