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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

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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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

4 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Абель See more »

Filming Locations:

Aguascalientes, Mexico See more »

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Budget:

$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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It's Diego Luna
14 March 2014 | by krysta-beamSee all my reviews

1. It's Diego Luna.

2. It's Diego Luna.

3. It's Diego Luna.

And if that's not enough to get you to watch this film, you must not know Diego Luna.

The film explores cultural familial roles, mental health culture and stigma in Mexico, and forces viewers to examine the effects of family in culture.

Basically, it's amazing.

The acting is spectacular. The performances are absolutely spot on. Casting was perfect. The music is perfect. The photography is perfect. Lighting, set, and characterization are perfect. Per-freaking-fection.


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