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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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Cast

Credited cast:
... Esperanza
... Cacomixtle (as Demian Bichir)
Alberto Estrella ... Ángel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pedro Altamirano ... Ministerio Público
... Doña Trini
Roger Cudney ... Scott Haines
Mónica Dionne ... La Morena
Juan Duarte ... Fidencio
... La Profesora
Felipe Ehrenberg ... Alto
... La Adicional
Ana Bertha Espín ... Soledad
Flor Eduarda Gurrola ... Paloma
Pilar Ixquic Mata ... La Flaca
Paco Morayta ... Don Arlindo
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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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28 January 2000 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Esperanza et ses saints  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$85,000, 4 February 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,131, 26 November 2000
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Best mexican movie in years!
9 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

I had lost my faith in national productions after "El coronel no tiene quien le escriba" and "Un embrujo". Santitos made me believe in mexican films again!It's a wonderful road movie about faith and sacrifice. Really funny, with great photography work and excellent actors. If you've watched mexican movies from the last decade, you'll know all of them are about poverty and misery, a depressing look at Mexico. But Santitos is like a ray of light in a dark national film industry.

Don't miss it!


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