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El coronel no tiene quien le escriba (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama | 2 June 1999 (France)
Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Fernando Luján ...
El coronel
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Lola
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Julia
Rafael Inclán ...
Padre Ángel
Ernesto Yáñez ...
Don Sabas
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Nogales
Esteban Soberanes ...
Germán
...
Jacinta
Odiseo Bichir ...
Dr. Pardo
Julián Pastor ...
Lugones
Eugenio Lobo ...
Álvaro
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Enrique Castillo
Jorge Castillo ...
El cartero
Juana Garza
Mercedes Gironella
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Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. His wife also knows it, and even he knows it. But he is still waiting, living with the pain of the death of his son. Written by Miguel Ángel Díaz González

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Basada en la novela de Gabriel García Márquez.

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Az ezredes úrnak nincs, aki írjon  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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CORONEL NO TIENE QUIEN LE ESCRIBA, EL (DIDIER BECU)
4 September 2003 | by (Gent, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Based on one of the books by Gabriel Marquez and it might be brilliant literature, this cinema-adaption really sucks as it's more like fighting against sleep rather than enjoying some cinematographic delices. The story is about an old couple whose son died and living a life that is heavily dominated by poverty, and wherein the main character is a cock that hopefully one day brings some money for a forthcoming cockfight. I am in no mood to spill more words on this useless pretentious piece, just perhaps that you can see Salma Hayek in here, but sitting 90 minutes in front of your screen for just that? No gracias.....


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