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October (2010)

Octubre (original title)
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Clemente, a moneylender of few words, is a new hope for Sofía, his single neighbor, devoted to the October worship of Our Lord of the Miracles. They're brought together over a new-born baby... See full summary »

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Daniel Vega Vidal (screenplay), Diego Vega Vidal (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bruno Odar Bruno Odar ... Clemente
Gabriela Velásquez Gabriela Velásquez ... Sofía
Carlos Gassols Carlos Gassols ... Don Fico
María Carbajal María Carbajal ... Juanita
Sheryl Sánchez Sheryl Sánchez ... Milagritos (baby)
Víctor Prada Víctor Prada ... Julián Gómez
Sofía Palacios Sofía Palacios ... Brenda
Norma Francisca Villarreal Norma Francisca Villarreal ... Rosa
Humberta Trujillo Humberta Trujillo ... Julia
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Clemente, a moneylender of few words, is a new hope for Sofía, his single neighbor, devoted to the October worship of Our Lord of the Miracles. They're brought together over a new-born baby, fruit of Clemente's relationship with a prostitute who's nowhere to be found. While Clemente is looking for the girl's mother, Sofía cares for the baby and looks after the moneylender's house. With the arrival of these beings in his life, Clemente has the opportunity to reconsider his emotional relations with people. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Country:

Peru

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

7 October 2010 (Peru) See more »

Also Known As:

October See more »

Filming Locations:

Lima, Peru

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,054, 8 May 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$31,870, 6 November 2011
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Peru's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

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Miracles that happen and miracles that could have happened
18 September 2010 | by plupu66See all my reviews

The film is called October because its action takes place during this month when the faithful people of Lima pray to the Lady of Miracles for a little help with their more, or even more modest lives. I must confess, this is the first Peruvian film I have ever seen and I was very impressed. Everything from plot to camera work to acting and to capturing the local element was - in my opinion - first class. The film has heart and it has (quite subtle) humour too. It has realism but it has hope too. The characters are well defined, no good guys or bad guys, just a bunch of human beings living their lives hoping for their break - in many cases amounting to a miracle. Their lives are not easy but this is far from a sad film. Somehow you end up liking the heroes (more like anti-heroes), feeling for them and eagerly waiting to see what is going to happen next. No Bruce Willis fighting mighty terrorists here but rather human beings fighting their condition, their conditioning and whatever life throws at them. Yes, miracles do happen all around us, but some of us recognize them, while others are just incapable to. Heart-warming film! (I have just re-read this review. My words don't do it justice. Go and see the film!)


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