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Abel ()


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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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Abel
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Anselmo
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Cecilia
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Dr. Monárrez
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Paúl
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Selene (as Geraldine Alejandra)
Gabino Rodríguez ...
Clemente
Lucero Trejo ...
Esperancita
Maria Elena Cervantes ...
Cocinera
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Maestra (as Marcela Ruíz Esparza)
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Dr. Islas
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Taxistra Mujer
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Policia
Francisco Franco Alba ...
Empteado Balneario

Directed by

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Diego Luna

Written by

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Augusto Mendoza ... (written by) &
Diego Luna ... (written by)

Produced by

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Pablo Cruz ... producer
Rafael Cuervo ... line producer
Gael García Bernal ... executive producer
Lianne Halfon ... executive producer
Diego Luna ... producer
John Malkovich ... executive producer
Geminiano Pineda ... executive producer
Russell Smith ... executive producer

Music by

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Alejandro Castaños

Cinematography by

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Patrick Murguia ... director of photography

Editing by

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Miguel Schverdfinger

Editorial Department

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Urzula Barba ... assistant editor (as Úrzula Barba)
Jim Delany ... io producer
Julius Friede ... colorist
Jon Pehlke ... on-line editor
Ivan Cuervo Rivas ... post-production assistant (as Iván Rivas)
David Water ... digital intermediate producer
Mathieu Reid ... color timer (uncredited)

Casting By

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Natalia Beristain ... (as Natalia Beristáin)

Production Design by

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Brigitte Broch

Art Direction by

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Juan Pablo Garcia ... (as John Pablo García)

Set Decoration by

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Francisca Maira ... (as Francisca 'La Paca' Maira)

Costume Design by

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Anna Terrazas

Production Management

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Abel Cruz ... unit manager
Keila Ferrer ... post-production supervisor: Mexico
Aura Santamaria ... production manager
Jack Schuster ... post-production supervisor: L.A.

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Stephanie 'Tuty' Correa ... second assistant director
Manuel Hino Josa ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Victoria Cuevas ... decoration assistant
Christian Galindo ... graphic designer
Alberto González ... art department assistant
Arturo Jiménez Rodríguez ... buyer
Miguel Jiménez Rodríguez ... construction coordinator
Gilberto Miñón ... art department assistant (as Gilberto Miñon González)
Jose Luis Nava Contreras ... art department assistant (as José Luis Nava) / construction coordinator
Roberto Peniche ... movie art support
Claudio Ramirez Castelli ... property master (as Claudio Castelli)
Agustin Ramírez ... art department assistant
Mariana Ridgell ... set dresser
Israel Roja ... swing gang
Adrián Salazar ... art department assistant
Enrique Saldivar ... art department assistant (as Enrique Saldívar)
Sandro Valdez ... assistant art director
Gregorio Vega ... swing gang
Irma Ávila ... art department coordinator

Sound Department

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Jaime Baksht ... re-recording mixer
Ricardo Cabrera ... cable person: sound / sound utility
Julian Caparros ... foley artist
Michelle Couttolenc ... re-recording mixer assistant
Carlos Cuevas ... dolby sound consultant
Salvador Félix ... sound designer
Christian Giraud ... dialogue editor / sound effects: recordings
Nicolás Giusti ... foley mixer
Pablo Lach ... re-recording mixer / sound supervisor
Santiago Núñez ... sound mixer
Luis Yáñez ... sound recordist

Visual Effects by

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Andres Seedorf ... digital compositor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Alejandro Casas ... dolly grip
Arturo Castañeda ... first assistant camera
Gustavo Covarrubias ... electrician
Manuel García ... second assistant camera (as Manuel 'Many;' García)
Leonardo Julián ... gaffer
Kenji Katori ... camera operator: "b" camera
Iwao Kawasaki ... camera operator: "b" camera
Gerardo Manjarrez ... steadicam operator
Ignacio Martínez ... electrician (as Ignacio 'Gato' Martínez)
Rafael Martínez ... electrician
Ricardo Pérez ... loader
Emiliano Rocha Minter ... still photographer: making of
Diego Sanchez ... video assist operator (as Diego Sánchez)
Jopsé Sánchez Lira ... electrician

Casting Department

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Jorge Guerrero ... extras casting
Jesus Quinones ... casting coordinator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Andrea Manuel ... wardrobe assistant
Jimena Tenorio ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Milenco Galipienzo ... location manager

Music Department

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Alejandro Castaños ... composer: theme music
Lynn Fainchtein ... music supervisor
Federico Martinez ... music coordinator (as Federico Mart*ínez Quiroz)
Julieta Venegas ... music and lyrics:: song "Abel"

Script and Continuity Department

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Julia Riveros ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Antonio Guerrero ... driver: Diego Luna
Cristian Mercado ... picture car assistant
Manuel Mones De Oca ... picture car coordinator
Alfredo Nonato ... picture car coordinator
Oscar Salazar ... transportation coordinator

Additional Crew

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Yollótl Alvarado ... making of
Ernesto Anaya Adalid ... wrangler: insects
Paloma Arredondo ... acting coach
Livia Arroyo ... production assistant
Ana Ballesteros ... supervising caterer
Jose Manuel Ballesteros ... supervising caterer (as José Manuel Ballesteros)
Gillian Brown ... assistant: Mr. Halfon, Mister Mudd
Yvette Cruz ... assistant production coordinator
Chris Gary ... creative executive: Mister Mudd
Berenice Gonzalez ... assistant: Diego Luna (as Berenice González)
León González ... production assistant
Calum Gray ... sales
Agustin Gutierrez ... production coordinator
Doug Hall ... assistant: Mr. Smith, Mister Mudd
Todd Korody ... systems engineer
Romuald Lagoude ... delivery manager
Sarah Lebutsch ... sales director
Marlene López ... production assistant
Carolina Mollinedo ... production assistant
Katina Medina Mora ... assistant: Gael Garcia Bernal
Marta Núñez Puerto ... assistant: Gael Garcia Bernal
Vanessa Perez ... assistant: Pablo Cruz (as Vanessa Pérez)
Emiliano Rocha ... making of
Ernesto Trejo ... set medic (as Dr. Ernesto Trejo)

Thanks

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Alfonso Cuarón ... special thanks (as Poncho Cuarón)
Carlos Cuarón ... special thanks

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Also Known As
  • Абель (Russia)
  • アベルの小さな世界 (Japan, Japanese title)
Runtime
  • 82 min
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Budget $1,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia First feature film directed by Diego Luna. His first and previous effort as director was a documentary. See more »
Movie Connections Features La oveja negra (1949). See more »
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