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El Estudiante (2009)

After retiring to the beautiful Mexican town of Guanajuato, a 70 year old decides to follow his dreams and enroll at the university where he stumbles upon a new generation and they are bound together by the novel Don Quijote de la Mancha.

Director:

Roberto Girault

Writers:

Roberto Girault (screenplay), Olivia Núñez | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jorge Lavat ... Chano
Norma Lazareno ... Alicia
José Carlos Ruiz ... Don Pedro
Cristina Obregón Cristina Obregón ... Carmen
Pablo Cruz ... Santiago (as Pablo Cruz Guerrero)
Siouzana Melikian Siouzana Melikian ... Alejandra
Jorge Luis Moreno ... Marcelo
Cuauhtémoc Duque Cuauhtémoc Duque ... Eduardo
Jeannine Derbez Jeannine Derbez ... Sofía
Daniel Martínez ... Héctor
Silvia Santoyo Silvia Santoyo ... Lucía
Jeronimo Medina Jeronimo Medina ... Antonio
Raúl Adalid Raúl Adalid ... Jorge
Sofía Taache Sofía Taache ... Matilde
Fernando Estrada Fernando Estrada ... Álvaro
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Storyline

Chano (Jorge Lavat), a retiree in his seventies, enrolls at a university to follow his long-deferred dream of studying literature and in the process he tears down the generational gap with a group of youngsters. In a clash of diverse customs and traditions, they share their hopes and dreams, overcoming the challenges of life, romance and friendship. Written by L. Cremers

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Spain]

Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

8 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'estudiant See more »

Filming Locations:

Guanajuato, Mexico

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Box Office

Budget:

MXN20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,241,731
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Halo Studio See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Mensaje
Written and Performed by Agustín Lara
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A masterpiece
16 November 2009 | by icorellaSee all my reviews

Regardless of its country of origin, a movie that promotes values, life, and respect the way "El Estudiante" does, is truly hard to find these days. The film is truly remarkable and a hard departure from today's mostly trash-filled films. A film you can see with all the family without worries. An uncompromised masterpiece.

I am to see a better-made, better-acted, heartfelt piece of art. My best wishes to Gaston Pavlovich, its creator, and may this movie be seen and rewarded for all years to come.

Specially remarkable is the work of Mr. Lavat, whose artistic origins and past work are well known to most Mexicans.

The new crop of your actors, their fresh if ordinary looks are worth of representing a new cinema wave for people tired of cheap acting roles of would be's like Gael Garcia's or the like who act based on foulness and cheapness.

Good Job!


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