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Abel (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 4 March 2011 (USA)
About a peculiar young boy who, as he blurs reality and fantasy, takes over the responsibilities of a family man in his father's absence.

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Diego Luna
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Cast overview:
Christopher Ruíz-Esparza ... Abel
José María Yazpik ... Anselmo
Karina Gidi ... Cecilia
Carlos Aragón Carlos Aragón ... Dr. Monárrez
Gerardo Ruíz-Esparza ... Paúl
Geraldine Galván ... Selene (as Geraldine Alejandra)
Gabino Rodríguez Gabino Rodríguez ... Clemente
Lucero Trejo Lucero Trejo ... Esperancita
Maria Elena Cervantes Maria Elena Cervantes ... Cocinera
Marcela Ruiz Esparza ... Maestra (as Marcela Ruíz Esparza)
Úrsula Pruneda ... Dr. Islas
Norma Angélica ... Taxistra Mujer
Mauricio Isaac ... Policia
Francisco Franco Alba Francisco Franco Alba ... Empteado Balneario
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About a peculiar young boy who, as he blurs reality and fantasy, takes over the responsibilities of a family man in his father's absence.

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

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4 March 2011 (USA) See more »

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Абель See more »

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Aguascalientes, Mexico See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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First feature film directed by Diego Luna. His first and previous effort as director was a documentary. See more »

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Features La oveja negra (1949) See more »

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Abel
Written and Performed by Julieta Venegas
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Sweet - totally sweet - film
9 December 2012 | by utah4-1See all my reviews

I must confess that during the first few minutes of "Abel," I became confused. In fact, I almost gave up watching it via Netflix Instant.

But I'm so pleased I didn't.

Truth be told, what prompted me to log on to "Abel" was that it was directed by Diego Luna, an actor whose work I deeply admired when I first met him in his brilliant and sensitive performance in "Y Tu, Mama, Tambien." But I'm happy that I hung on, because I discovered Luna's gentle sensitivity to the struggles of Mexico's lower-middle-class in this, his first film as a director.

Which made me remember my own childhood when I also was a poor kid growing up in western Pennsylvania.

Sr. Luna clearly has a great future as a director.

Because the "truths" his work reveals are "universal."


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