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Tear This Heart Out (2008)

Arráncame la vida (original title)
Set in 1930's in Puebla, Mexico, a young woman finds herself in an arranged marriage to a prominent politician (Andres Ascencio). As his career progresses, she finds it more difficult to remain a loyal, loving wife.

Director:

Roberto Sneider

Writers:

Ángeles Mastretta (book), Roberto Sneider (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ana Claudia Talancón ... Catalina Guzmán
Daniel Giménez Cacho ... Andrés Ascencio
José María de Tavira ... Carlos Vives
Joaquín Cosio ... Juan
Mariana Peñalva Mariana Peñalva ... Mercedes
Camila Sodi ... Lilia Ascencio
Danna Paola ... Lilia Ascencio - Age 12
Isela Vega ... Gitana
Fernando Becerril ... Don Marcos
Irene Azuela ... Bárbara
Guillermo Gil Guillermo Gil ... Rodolfo
José Sefami ... Poncho Peña
Eugenia León Eugenia León ... Toña la Negra
Carmen Beato Carmen Beato ... Doña Elena
Julio Bracho ... Cienfuegos
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Storyline

Set in 1930's in Puebla, Mexico, a young woman finds herself in an arranged marriage to a prominent politician (Andres Ascencio). As his career progresses, she finds it more difficult to remain a loyal, loving wife.

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

12 September 2008 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Arranca-me a Vida See more »

Filming Locations:

Puebla, Puebla, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,031,226
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Mexico's 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category. See more »

Goofs

When Carlos approaches Andres and Catalina at the restaurant, there are only 2 wine glasses on their table. Then, during the conversation he cheers and drinks from his own glass that appeared out of nowhere. When he leaves the table, there are only 2 glasses again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Catalina Guzman: [narrating] Many things happened in the country that year. Among other things, I met Andres at a cafe under the arches. Where else could it be? Everything happens in Puebla. From courtships to murders. As if no other place existed.
Andres Ascencio: They're a bunch of pricks.
Catalina Guzman: Who is?
Andres Ascencio: Just say yes. I can see in your eyes that you agree.
Catalina Guzman: Okay, but who are you talking about?
Andres Ascencio: All of them. Who else?
Catalina Guzman: [narrating again] Of course I agree. To me, "all of them" were the people from Puebla who acted as if they ...
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Cielito Lindo
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Written by Quirino Mendoza
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Good Movie, great screenplay
14 September 2008 | by MarianoDanushSee all my reviews

This movie may contain some strong scenes, but it is a good screenplay that becomes great by the excellent performance of Daniel Gimenez Cacho. Ana Claudia Talancon makes a good performance look even better by her beauty. But unfortunately not all actors in this movie are good, I'm talking of the horrible work that Jose Maria de Tavira does in this movie, its a bad acting work but it looks like garbage compared to his coworker Gimenez Cacho. The screenplay its a great adaptation of the books written by Angeles Mastretta, this screenplay was done by the author of the book and the director, Roberto Sneider. The movie takes a theme that reminds you of La Ley de Herodes, so it portrays the old fashion politicians in Mexico, which still exist. The directors work is a good work which makes you try to remember his name, i personally hadn't seen any of his previews works but now that I've seen this one I'm sure gonna see his next work, he directed Dos Crimenes with Pedro Armendariz Jr. and Damian Alcazar. The movie is worth seeing and you enjoy it a great deal thanks to the acting of Gimenez Cacho, i hope to see more lead roles from him. So i hope you enjoy this one, and it has been already released so i don't know why it is shown as in production still.


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