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Sistole Diastole (1997)

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The human heart relaxes and contracts. A family picnics in Xochimilco to celebrate the anniversary of papá and mamá, who are about 60. They meander into a field to make love. Their daughter... See full summary »

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Papá
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Carmelita
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Victor Hugo
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La Nena
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Demetrio Becerril ...
Guitar player
Gregorio Becerril ...
Guitar player
Enrique Cimet ...
Abuelo
Guadalupe Flores ...
María Candelaria
Martha Ofelia Galindo ...
Tia Tacha
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Radio voice
Ángel Infante ...
Singer
Horacio Jiménez ...
Screaming kid
Catalina López ...
Rosita
Evangelina Martínez ...
Mamá
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Susi
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The human heart relaxes and contracts. A family picnics in Xochimilco to celebrate the anniversary of papá and mamá, who are about 60. They meander into a field to make love. Their daughter Carmelita, a novice, prays for a sign: should she take her vows? Their nephew Victor Hugo, a crookback, tells his mute abuelo that he's going to ask his cousin Nena to marry him; Nena has secrets of her own to share with Victor. Daughter Rosa tells her drunken husband Mundo she wants a divorce. Rosa and Mundo's young son plays a card game with his tía abuelita. It all happens as mariachis sing and the family awaits the drawing of the National Lottery's grand prize. Hearts beat faster. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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