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Elvira, te daría mi vida pero la estoy usando (2014)

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 »


Manolo Caro
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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 Juan Carlos Colombo ... Don Ruti
Alfonso Dosal ... Pepe
Octavio Lopez Octavio Lopez ... Octavio
Carlos Manzo Carlos Manzo ... Recepcionista Hotel
Juan Pablo Medina Juan Pablo Medina ... Ejecutivo
Silverio Palacios ... Don Chuy
Amorita Rasgado Amorita Rasgado ... Dependienta Funeraria 2
María Elena Saldaña María Elena Saldaña ... Portera


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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14 August 2015 (Mexico) See more »

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Itaca Films, Woo Films See more »
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When Elvira is giving directions to her home to Ricardo, she tells him to park behind the SUV (English subtitles). The shot of his car pulling up shows several car parks empty in front of the building and certainly no vehicle to park behind. See more »


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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Mexican Movies and How They're Made: Elvira.
9 September 2015 | by RobeltradSee all my reviews

First of all, if you haven't seen this movie, you're making a huge mistake. This new film, from Mexican director, writer, and producer Manolo Caro, will make you believe again in the future of Mexican Cinema. Maybe I'm overreacting a little, but let me explain myself.

Cecilia Suárez's performance is astounding, revealing once again her capability of making us live through her emotions on screen, and proving us why she is the best choice for the lead role. And not only Cecilia's given an amazing performance, but also every performer in this movie, Mexican actors and actresses who have worked their way in this industry over the years.

This entire movie is filled with the drama Elvira is living, combined with the dark comedy Mexican audiences are used to. Something I find really interesting of Manolo Caro's works, is the power he has over his cast. As a director, Manolo manages to bring out the very best of every character, making it easy for the audience to feel somehow related and identified to the situations that the character goes through, not only in this film but also in his previous productions, such as "No sé si cortarme las venas o dejármelas largas" (2013), and "Amor de mis amores" (2014).

As I said earlier in this review, Mexican Cinema is not dead, neither is going through any kind of decline or decay, the Mexican Cinema is growing and building itself up. This film, and Manolo Caro are proof of it.

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