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Desdemona: A Love Story (2009)

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A Mexican immigrant reflects on his actions involving kidnapping a past love for money to bury his American father figure.


Phillip Guzman


Phillip Guzman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Morshower ... Father Wade
Jorge A. Jimenez ... Gil
Denton Blane Everett ... Rod
Cindy Vela ... Desdemona
Brad Maule Brad Maule ... Dustin Whitaker
James LaMarr James LaMarr ... Marvin Butterfield
Michael Showers Michael Showers ... Jeffry
Sile Bermingham ... Vera Goodman
Gene Burns Gene Burns ... Judge
Jason Riley Hoss Jason Riley Hoss ... Angry Bumpkin
Peyton Wetzel ... Skinny Bumpkin
Mikey Terry Mikey Terry ... Large Bumpkin
Eryn Brooke Eryn Brooke ... Isabelle
Cliff Weeks Cliff Weeks ... Police Officer
Luis Caldeira ... Gil's Father


Gil Garcia is at the end of his life. Wounded and bleeding in a church confessional, he tells an unsuspecting Father Wade his tragic story. At a young age, Gil's father takes him to America in search of a better life, forcing him to leave the girl he loves in Mexico. Orphaned shortly after arriving, Gil is taken in by his father's only friend, Dustin, who raises Gil along with his own son, Rod. Fifteen years later, Gil & Rod have yet to find their way in life, still living at home and playing basketball on the streets for money. When cancer overtakes Dustin, they are faced with a funeral bill they cannot afford. Desperately searching for a solution, Rod suggests kidnapping for ransom. Gil knows of the perfect person: a woman married to a wealthy man who would never risk the life of his loved one for the relatively small amount of money in question. But Rod doesn't know the whole truth - the woman is Desdemona, Gil's childhood love from Mexico. The misguided brothers proceed hastily ... Written by Anonymous

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Desdemona: A Love Story Review
11 August 2010 | by laughaltSee all my reviews

You can judge a movie often times by the feeling it gives you. Desdemona: A Love Story is very intriguing. This film has a unique way of taking in an audience, and never letting go. The emotions drawn from this film, is reminiscent of the sensations you get from a Shakespearian play. Watching this movie I was curious, angry, hopeful, sad, and very engaged beginning to end. Phillip Guzman creates this modern day Othello and fills it with love, passion, power, and rage, the perfect antidote for a remarkable drama. I saw a bunch of new faces in this movie, but the actors complimented their characters well. There was great dialogue, and a clever plot. This movie also pushes slightly on some moral, and racial issues. Over all, this was a powerful independent film.

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