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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 »


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 ... 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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Did You Know?


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 »


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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As a Mexican, as a human, go watch it at the cinema!
21 August 2015 | by chico_chik21See all my reviews

Cecilia Suarez as I already knew is one very talented actress, and in this movie she has the opportunity to showcase her underrated talent, besides she looks GORGEOUS thorough the movie, like a golden age Hollywood actress. Her work is so organic that you believe that Elvira's struggle is real, and wish you could help her.

Her character, Elvira is a woman with two kinds and a husband that lefts her, and now, her life is gonna change forever, having to deal with money, children and a big city. This movie shows how women support each other in life, and that one has to reinvent themselves when life doesn't go as planned, and sometimes this changes makes you realize how strong you can be. The movie has a dark them portrayed in a funny way, thanks to the cast, you can laugh at really bad situations, since it has a lot of Mexican humor. Pay attention to the guest appearances by other actors. This movie is a must see, portraits really well the medium class of the Mexican society, and how we can laugh our problems off.

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14 August 2015 (Mexico) See more »

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Itaca Films, Woo Films See more »
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