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Roma (2018)

R | | Drama | 21 November 2018 (USA)
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A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

Director:

Alfonso Cuarón

Writer:

Alfonso Cuarón
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Alfonso Cuarón reveals how he turned his childhood memories into the Oscar-nominated film Roma.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yalitza Aparicio ... Cleo
Marina de Tavira ... Sra. Sofía
Diego Cortina Autrey ... Toño
Carlos Peralta ... Paco
Marco Graf ... Pepe
Daniela Demesa ... Sofi
Nancy García García ... Adela
Verónica García ... Sra. Teresa
Andy Cortés Andy Cortés ... Ignacio
Fernando Grediaga ... Sr. Antonio
Jorge Antonio Guerrero ... Fermín
José Manuel Guerrero Mendoza José Manuel Guerrero Mendoza ... Ramón
Latin Lover ... Profesor Zovek
Zarela Lizbeth Chinolla Arellano Zarela Lizbeth Chinolla Arellano ... Dra. Velez
José Luis López Gómez José Luis López Gómez ... Pediatra
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Storyline

Cleo is one of two domestic workers who help Antonio and Sofía take care of their four children in 1970s Mexico City. Complications soon arise when Antonio suddenly runs away with his mistress and Cleo finds out that she's pregnant. When Sofía decides to take the kids on vacation, she invites Cleo for a much-needed getaway to clear her mind and bond with the family. Written by Jwelch5742

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There are periods in history that scar societies and moments in life that transform us as individuals.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic nudity, some disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Mexico

Release Date:

21 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roma See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,148,031
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X) (mainland China theatrical release)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Some dialogue between Yalitza Aparicio and Nancy García García is in Mixtec, one of the indigenous languages of Oaxaca, Mexico. Although Aparicio is Oaxaqueña, she grew up speaking only Spanish and had to learn Mixtec for her role. See more »

Goofs

The baby held by Sofia in the fire scene is not real. She holds it by pressing its head between her chest and her arm. See more »

Quotes

Fermín: And I started drinking, and then huffing. I was dying. But then I discovered martial arts. And everything came into focus. Just like when you look at me.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits end with "Shantih Shantih Shantih," the conclusion to every mantra in the Upanishads, a collection of 108 Hindu scriptures. "Shantih" was referenced several times in Alfonso Cuarón's earlier film, Children of Men (2006). See more »

Connections

Features La Grande Vadrouille (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Lo que te queda
Written by Yaco Monti
Performed by Los Pulpos
Published by Warner Chappell Music Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
Courtesy of Universal Music Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
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"The King has no Clothes"
22 December 2018 | by yyironmSee all my reviews

I understand why this movie is a work of art. I just don't know why it is a work of cinematic art. We are watching cinema, not video art.

Underlying cinema is a story. The story has characters, that represent the complexity of the human condition - they have hopes, disappointments, successes and failures. They have different traits.

Roma is a work of visual art. It has no story that captivates you. It has no characters that have any real sense of depth or complexity. If it's leading actress wins the Oscar it will be a shame. She was just a doll in Cuarón's autobiography.

In a nutshell - it is boring.

The leading movie critic in israel called it one of the most important movies of the century.

I think the "king has no clothes".


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