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The Comet (1999)

El cometa (original title)
After witnessing the arrest of her father for publishing "subversive" material against the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, Valentina escapes taking a sack of gold coins with her in order to ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Diego Luna ... Victor
Ana Claudia Talancón ... Valentina
Gabriel Retes ... Romualdo, Víctor's Father
Carmen Maura ... Lupe
Patrick Le Mauff Patrick Le Mauff ... Guy
Manuel Ojeda ... Procopio
Fernando Rubio Fernando Rubio ... Maximino
Arcelia Ramírez ... Pussy Cordelia
Juan Carlos Colombo ... The Major
José Antonio Coro José Antonio Coro ... Priest
Alfredo Gurrola Alfredo Gurrola ... Evaristo, Valentino's Father
Patricia Aguirre Patricia Aguirre ... Doña Nacha
José R. Palacios José R. Palacios ... Melquíades
Jaime Estrada Jaime Estrada ... Ramos
Valdiri Durand Sistach Valdiri Durand Sistach ... Young Man in Train Station (as Valdiri Durand)
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After witnessing the arrest of her father for publishing "subversive" material against the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, Valentina escapes taking a sack of gold coins with her in order to hand it over to rebel Francisco I. Madero, who is in San Antonio, Texas. That is how Valentina begins a long journey as a member of a traveling circus, where she finds love next to Victor, who, fascinated by the cinematographer, films everything that occurs before his eyes, in times of great political turbulence. Written by Anonymous

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revolution | f rated | mexico | See All (3) »

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Accomplice of a great cause and a great love. See more »


Certificate:

TV-PG

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Bitter Sweet like dark chocolate
16 September 2004 | by wanagiSee all my reviews

This movie is really beautiful and must be seen more than once . It's full of magic and hope when very dramatic at the same time. The action takes place during the Mexican Revolution and we follow an adolescent couple (Diego Luna) and Ana Claudia Talençon(El crimen del padre Amaro)in a traveling circus through the country. Ana plays a clandestine newspaper's manager's daughter who fights against the dictatorship,and after her father is murdered she joins the circus under cover with a mission: providing Madero with the necessary money to continue the fight. She meets Victor (Diego Luna)a traveling circus ill manager's son. Both they are determined to save their romance and assist the revolutionaries. In the same time, we can see the beginning of the motion picture in the country and the earliest movie camera created by the "Lumière" brothers which Victor (Diego Luna)finds so fascinating. This film must be seen by any Diego Luna's fan. He's so natural in his acting and so "cute"in these young years... a few years before "Y Tu Mama tambien"!


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Country:

Mexico | France | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

15 January 1999 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tlaxcala, Mexico

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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