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La Espera Desespera (2012)





Credited cast:
Marisé Alvarez
Carlos Rivera Marchand Carlos Rivera Marchand
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ricardo Alvarez Ricardo Alvarez
Willie Denton Willie Denton
Kemel Jamis Kemel Jamis ... Agente Nieves
Eyra Aguero Joubert Eyra Aguero Joubert ... Srta. Fuentes
Sofia Torres Lausell Sofia Torres Lausell ... Isabel
Nancy Millan Nancy Millan ... Gloria
Jeremy Nazario Jeremy Nazario
Gerardo Ortiz Gerardo Ortiz
Julio Ramos Velez
Lynnette Salas Lynnette Salas
Jimmy Santos Jimmy Santos ... Transeunte
Cristina Sesto Cristina Sesto ... (rumored)
Omar Cruz Soto Omar Cruz Soto ... Cliente Del Banco (BG)


Leading a conformist life in the 21st century, after the economic crisis of 2003, there is a man whose life is about to take a turn. In the midst of a simple life, Jorge finds himself thinking the unthinkable. After his wife has been diagnosed with a severe heart condition, Jorge realizes he is in no economic condition to pay for the life-saving surgery that doctors' recommend. He has two choices; he either commits a crime or lets his wife die. However he comes up with a plan after being influenced by bank- robber movies, with such inspiration what could possibly go wrong? You will find yourself guessing who the actual thief is throughout the film. Written by Ana Isabel Delgado

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Comedy | Drama | Family




Puerto Rico



Release Date:

15 November 2012 (Puerto Rico) See more »

Also Known As:

Hopeless Hopeful See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerto Rico


Box Office


$250,000 (estimated)
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While at the bank, Julio Ramos Velez is watching Victoria (2006) on his mobile phone. That three-part miniseries was also written and directed by this film's director, Coraly Santaliz. See more »

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Nice comedy from Puerto Rico
12 April 2014 | by tprspanSee all my reviews

I saw this movie tonight at the Chicago Latin American Film Festival. I had never heard of this movie, but I have to say it was a nice film. The director was even on hand to answer questions about the film. It is not that long, about 97 minutes, it does get a little slow in the middle, but more than makes up for it three quarters of the way through, and right up to the end. The love interest angle in the film between the guy who wants to rob the bank and his wife works well. This film, according to what the director herself said tonight, was filmed in San Juan, Puerto Rico in about 18 days, and is in Spanish with English subtitles(easy to read). I would call this film a light comedy, with a touch of drama, very breezy type movie. It is definitely worth watching.

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