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Bless Me, Ultima (2012)

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A drama set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young man and an elderly medicine woman who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village.

Director:

Carl Franklin

Writers:

Rudolfo Anaya (based on the novel by), Carl Franklin (written for the screen by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Ganalon ... Antonio
Miriam Colon ... Ultima
Benito Martinez ... Gabriel
Dolores Heredia ... Maria
Castulo Guerra ... Tenorio
Joaquín Cosio ... Narciso
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo ... Uncle Pedro
Reko Moreno ... Uncle Lucas
Luis Bordonada ... Uncle Juan
Joseph Garcia ... Uncle Mateo (as Joseph A. Garcia)
James Victor ... Antonio's Grandfather
Raúl Castillo ... Andrew
Miguel Gomez ... Eugene (as Miguel Gómez)
Alex Cacho ... Leon (as Alejandro Cabrera)
Diego Miró ... Florence (as Diego Miró-Rivera)
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A drama set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young man and an elderly medicine woman who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village.

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and sexual references. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Last acting role of James Victor. See more »

Quotes

Antonio: Bless me, Ultima.
Ultima: I bless you in the name of all that is good and strong and beautiful.
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Muy Sabroso Blues
Written by Lalo Guerrero
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This Movie was OK.
30 November 2015 | by nelsonjustSee all my reviews

In the Book there was a magical feel to it something straight out of a fairy tale, But in this movie Carl Franklin did not capture that at all the locations where great and all and the sound is amazing but that was all that was going for the movie. Each critical moment in the film was backed by some beautiful music to set the mood my Favorite scene was when we first meet Tenorio, Narciso was warning the family about Tenorio and his followers where coming for Ultima because Tenorio thinks Ultima is a Bruja (witch) and killed his daughter with a curse. So at the beginning of the scene Narciso barges in Antonios home with a warning about Tenorio then you can hear an angry mob in the distance then you hear and owl then the music was very worrisome you knew right off the bat something bad was coming and it was coming fast Tony and his father step out into the front yard to confront Tenorio and his followers after a back and forth with Tenorio, Tony and his father are moved aside after Tenorio calls Ultima a Bruja then the owl takes Tenorio's eye. One of a few great scenes in my opinion Over all good book OK movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

17 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abençoe-me Ultima: A Feiticeira See more »

Filming Locations:

Abiquiu, New Mexico, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$470,109, 24 February 2013

Gross USA:

$1,561,962

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,561,962
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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