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Elvira I Will Give You My Life But I'm Using It (2014)

Elvira, te daría mi vida pero la estoy usando (original title)
One night Gustavo, husband of Elvira, goes to buy cigarettes. Never returns. Elvira, 40 years old, mother of two children, begins a relentless pursuit of the love of her life. The clues ... See full summary »

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Manolo Caro
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Cast

Credited cast:
Cecilia Suárez ... Elvira
Vanessa Bauche ... Luisa
Luis Gerardo Méndez ... Ricardo
Angie Cepeda ... Eloy
Carlos Bardem ... Gustavo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angélica Aragón ... Mamá de Elvira
Juan Pablo Castañeda ... Juan Pablo Castaneda
Juan Carlos Colombo ... Don Ruti
Alfonso Dosal ... Pepe
Octavio Lopez Octavio Lopez ... Octavio
Carlos Manzo Carlos Manzo ... Recepcionista Hotel
Juan Pablo Medina ... Ejecutivo
Silverio Palacios ... Don Chuy
Amorita Rasgado Amorita Rasgado ... Dependienta Funeraria 2
María Elena Saldaña María Elena Saldaña ... Portera
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One night Gustavo, husband of Elvira, goes to buy cigarettes. Never returns. Elvira, 40 years old, mother of two children, begins a relentless pursuit of the love of her life. The clues lead her to the conclusion that her husband has kept a secret relationship. The unfortunate discovery will not stop Elvira in the mission to find him.

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Trivia

Cecilia Suárez used a wig at the beginning of the film because she cut her hair for her character at The Obscure Spring (2014) See more »

Goofs

Elvira would not be able to cut the hair on the back of her neck in perfectly straight lines by herself. See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35: Funeral March
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Played in the funeral home
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Almodovar for beginners
21 December 2015 | by betom64See all my reviews

The truth is that this film isn't half bad, it has high production values, some solid performances from the cast of women, specially Cecilia Suárez in the main role and the storyline isn't bad.

The problem comes when the director tries too hard to emulate his hero, Pedro Almodovar, losing all of it's own identity. Even trying to include a Mexican touch on it, you can't miss the intentional references, just like his prior film, 'No se si cortarme las venas o dejármelas largas'.

That's too bad. Maybe in his next works he can find his own voice and portrait something unique, besides trying to emulate or copy his hero.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

14 August 2015 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Elvira See more »

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Itaca Films, Woo Films See more »
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