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Cartas a Elena (2011)

PG | | Drama | 9 March 2012 (Mexico)
In the beautiful hills of the Copper Canyon in Chihuahua, Mexico, a young boy (Emilio) is adopted by the mailman (Teo). As part of their daily tasks, they not only deliver the mail but read... See full summary »

Director:

Llorent Barajas

Writer:

Llorent Barajas (as Martin Barajas Llorent)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carmen Salinas ... Vieja Zamora
Irma Dorantes ... Vieja Soto
Javier López ... Don Jacinto
Jose Eduardo Jose Eduardo ... Emilio
Lorena Velázquez ... Vieja Reyes
Elsa Cárdenas ... Vieja Madrigal
Evangelina Sosa ... Tina
Roberto Sosa ... Viejo Paniagua
Sara Montes Sara Montes ... Vieja Rios
Hugo Macías Macotela ... Padre Brambila
Ana Luisa Peluffo ... Vieja Paniagua
Jaime Jiménez Pons Jaime Jiménez Pons ... Viejo Soto
Jorge Galván Jorge Galván ... Teo
Miguel Alcaraz Miguel Alcaraz ... Viejo Rios
Mario Humberto Chavez Mario Humberto Chavez ... Viejo Reyes
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Storyline

In the beautiful hills of the Copper Canyon in Chihuahua, Mexico, a young boy (Emilio) is adopted by the mailman (Teo). As part of their daily tasks, they not only deliver the mail but read letters to the villagers, as well as take dictation, since most are illiterate. Young Emilio quickly learns to read and write but feels saddened by the mostly difficult stories sent by relatives, that moved north to Denver, Colorado in pursuit of a better future. One day Teo becomes disabled and Emilio takes over the mail route and with great imagination, he changes the letters to happy and optimistic stories. Within days, the village is transformed. The elders, once hopeless, lonely and sad, are now happy and enthusiastic, enjoying the "supposed" success their loved ones write from the United States. But the enjoyment is short lived, as they realize that all the wonderful stories are the same, a product of Emilio's imagination. During this same period, Emilio meets a young girl named Elena and ... Written by Martin Barajas Llorent

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, violence, language and smoking
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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

9 March 2012 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Letters to Elena See more »

Filming Locations:

Creel, Chihuahua, Mexico

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,711, 10 June 2012

Gross USA:

$8,511

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$121,254
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cartas a Elena, Promedios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film is being supported by the Government of Chihuahua, Mexico. The film is committed to improve the negative reputation of the State. See more »

Soundtracks

Te Escribire
Written by Jorge Castro
Performed by Andrea Blau
Courtesy of Jorge Castro and Doctor Music Records
© Copyright Jorge Castro 2010
UPC 884502711561
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This is like bad American TV in the forties. Just awful.
24 November 2016 | by whatithinkisSee all my reviews

I had not intended to write a review.

However, I've read all the others and not found one reflecting my opinion.

So I will write this. Just so you are forewarned.

This thing is awful.

It's as if it was written by seven-year-olds for seven-year-olds.

It's horribly acted.

I watched it because I wanted to see Copper Canyon. Very few shots of it and what I saw was not particularly memorable.

This is like bad American TV in the forties.

Just awful.


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