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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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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

4 March 2011 (USA) See more »

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Абель See more »

Filming Locations:

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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It's a good film but not excellent
15 August 2010 | by sergio_ortegaSee all my reviews

Diego Luna's first film is a good movie about a kid with a mental disorder. The boy named Abel (Christhoper Ruiz Esparza) is the main character in this story about a middle-class Mexican family. This boy take the place of his father (nobody known about him by 2 years)trying to fill out the space at the father in the lives of his brothers. This movie has drama and comedy in an interesting mix. Jose Maria Yazpick (Anselmo's character)deserves a special mention, very good actor. The movie change from drama at beginning, comedy in the middle and return to drama. This is a god film but needs more punch at end to become a great, I noted that Luna needed more experienced to make it an extraordinary movie.


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