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Gestation (2009)

Gestación (original title)
A smart poor girl and a inmature rich boy get their life twisted when they accidently have a baby.


Esteban Ramírez


Walter Fernández (collaborating writer), Esteban Ramírez | 1 more credit »




Credited cast:
Adriana Alvarez ... Jessie
Edgar Roman Edgar Roman ... Teo
Natalia Arias Natalia Arias ... Alba
Abelardo Vladich Abelardo Vladich ... Bryan
Maria Bonilla Maria Bonilla ... Sor María
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juan Luis Araya Juan Luis Araya ... Pichi
Fernándo Bermudez Fernándo Bermudez ... Guarda Principal
Marla Bermúdez Marla Bermúdez ... Patricia
Luis Carlos Bogantes Luis Carlos Bogantes ... Asistente Defensor
Teresa Camacho Teresa Camacho ... Abuela
Carlitos Carlitos ... Carlitos
Walter Fernández Walter Fernández ... Doctor
Marielos Fonseca Marielos Fonseca ... Sor Isabel
Marian Li Marian Li ... Nurse 2
Madeleine Martinez Madeleine Martinez ... Sor Lucrecia


A smart poor girl and a inmature rich boy get their life twisted when they accidently have a baby.

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Costa Rica



Release Date:

16 October 2009 (Costa Rica) See more »

Also Known As:

Gestation See more »

Filming Locations:

Alajuelita, Costa Rica See more »


Box Office


$450,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinetel S.A. See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Stereo (Stereo)| Dolby Digital


Color (HDCAM)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


As being shot on location in Pavas, one of the poorest towns in Costa Rica, occurred, Carlitos, a local villager who plays himself in the movie, was not supposed to be on it. He approached the cast & crew as the shooting happened and became so attached to them, they decided he should be in the movie. See more »


Alma bella entre los dioses del principio
Music / Lyrics by Bernal Villegas
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an attempt at making "proffessional movies" in Costa Rica
11 November 2009 | by hamarencoSee all my reviews

This is a bad film. If you must see it, rent it. Not worth the paying price.

The story is pretty straightforward: young couple gets pregnant, then decides what to do about their precarious situation. This story has been told so many times it's not even amusing anymore. In fact, the writer of the script takes advantage of this fact (or completely ignores it - it's anybody's guess) and includes some pretty unrealistic situations in the film.

But the point of all this is that the movie is not made to tell a story - it's made to sell Costa Rican film to the outside world. And make it look professional in the process (If you check out the trailer, it in fact elicits more emotion than the movie and looks nicer too...). so what we have here is a film that looks good on screen with a poorly written script that makes your head spin. I wanted to get out of the theater 30 min into it...

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