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These Ruins That You See (1979)

Estas ruinas que ves (original title)
A literature teacher in Mexico City decides to move back to his hometown. Even before reaching his destination, complications arise. Once in Cuévano he gets quickly enmeshed by the social climate of the town.

Director:

Julián Pastor

Writers:

Jorge Ibargüengoitia (novel), Jorge Patiño (screenplay)
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Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Raymundo Rocafuerte
Fernando Luján ... Paco Aldebarán
Guillermo Orea ... Isidro Malagón
Ariadne Welter Ariadne Welter ... Doña Elvira Rapacejo de Revirado
Víctor Junco ... Dr. Revirado
Grace Renat Grace Renat ... Sarita Espinoza
Rafael Banquells ... Rector Sebastián Montaña
Roberto Dumont Roberto Dumont ... Esteban Espinoza
Jorge Patiño Jorge Patiño ... Carlitos Mendieta
Roberto Cobo ... Ricardo Pórtico
Blanca Guerra ... Gloria Revirado
Josefina Echánove ... Irma Bandala
Adriana Parra Adriana Parra ... Justine Pórtico
Francisco Llopis Francisco Llopis ... Pelón Padilla (as Paco Llopis)
Ignacio Villarias Ignacio Villarias ... Joven Angarica
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A literature teacher in Mexico City decides to move back to his hometown. Even before reaching his destination, complications arise. Once in Cuévano he gets quickly enmeshed by the social climate of the town.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

30 August 1979 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

These Ruins That You See See more »

Filming Locations:

Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico See more »

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Based on the novel "Estas ruinas que ves" de Jorge Ibargüengoitia, who was actually born in Guanajuato, Mexico. See more »

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Spoofs Jules and Jim (1962) See more »

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slightly amusing, sexually-obsessed comedy
18 September 2005 | by payattentiontomeSee all my reviews

this pointless movie, made post-sexual liberation but apparently pre-women's liberation, is occasionally funny but never clever. its the story of a college professor and his colleagues, whose primary activities are drinking and ogling women of the small town of Cuevana. the old and unattractive professor seems to have a way with young and beautiful women, including one of his students, the radiant (and engaged) Gloria. the plot develops when the professor is informed by a drunken associate that Gloria has a heart condition, which will prove fatal on her wedding night, when the 21 year old "virgin" experiences her first orgasm, causing her heart to burst. hilarity ensues, as the professor tries to find a way to tell Gloria about her heart, which she knows nothing about. meanwhile he screws his friend's wife and there is a mysterious flasher roaming the town... the script is sort of all over the place, and the ending is mostly predictable, but the movie is kind of fun, just for the 70s styles and the absurdity of the whole thing.


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