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Daniel Giménez Cacho
Born May 15, 1961 (age 58)
Daniel Giménez Cacho (born May 15, 1961) is a Spanish-born Mexican actor and Ariel award winner. He starred in several Mexican films such as Solo con tu pareja, Cronos, Midaq Alley and Tear This Heart Out, as well as in Spanish films (Bad Education) and TV series. He is known for having worked with some of the most important Hispanic filmmakers: Guillermo Del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón, Jorge Fons and... full bio
Get the Gringo
[2012]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 36min
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A career criminal nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a young boy.
Y Tu Mamá También
[2001]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 1h 46min
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In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.
Snow White
[2012]
 
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Movie | Drama, Fantasy | 1h 44min
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A twist on the Snow White fairy tale that is set in 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter.
Zama
[2017]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 55min
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Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto written in 1956, on Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in Asunción, who awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires.
The Zone
[2007]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 37min
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Residents of an enclosed neighborhood in the middle of Mexico DF are shocked by a violent crime, and for one resident in particular, young Alejandro, the drama is ratcheted up when he encounters the lone kid who escaped the event and is hiding out within the neighborhood's borders.
Come Out and Play
[2012]
 
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Movie | Horror | 1h 27min
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A couple take a vacation to a remote island - their last holiday together before they become parents. Soon after their arrival, they notice that no adults seem to be present - an observation that quickly presents a nightmarish reality.
Tear This Heart Out
[2008]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 47min
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Set in 1930's in Puebla, Mexico, a young woman finds herself in an arranged marriage to a prominent politician (Andres Ascencio). As his career progresses, she finds it more difficult to remain a loyal, loving wife.
The Raft
[2018]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 37min
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In 1973, five men and six women drifted across the Atlantic on a raft as part of a scientific experiment studying the sociology of violence, aggression and sexual attraction in human behavior. Although the project became known in the press as 'The Sex Raft', nobody expected what ultimately took place on that three month journey. Through extraordinary archive material and a reunion of the surviving... see more
Sólo con tu pareja
[1991]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 34min
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Yuppie and womanizer Tomas is caught in a trap when falsely diagnosed with A.I.D.S. by Silvia, a nurse who finds herself cheated by the young Casanova. Looking for a quick death (putting his head into a microwave oven) Tomas falls in love with Clarisa, a beautiful stewardess who is also suicidal because her boyfriend is having a love affair with a blonde stewardess from Continental Airlines.
El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza
[2012]
 
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Movie | Action, Animation, Comedy | 1h 36min
El Santos tries to help the zombies of Sahuayo but his ex-wife, La Tetona Mendoza, asks him to get rid of the zombie plague. However, the world gets worse and Santos has to work with his foe, El Peyote.
Deep Crimson
[1996]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Romance | 1h 54min
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The life of a man who preys on unsuspecting women for a living is changed when he finds an accomplice in the woman who loves and controls him.
Perder es cuestión de método
[2004]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 45min
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A body is discovered impaled on a stake near a scenic lake near Bogota. A journalist try to find what happened. With a friend, they set about to find the cause of the crime and uncover an intricate real estate fraud involving corrupt politicians, emerald hunters, nudists...
Cabeza de Vaca
[1991]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, History | 1h 51min
A handful of survivors from a disastrous 1528 Spanish expedition to Florida journey across the coast until they reach Mexico.
Movie | Drama | 1h 35min
Aro Tolbukhin is a hungarian inmigrant that sets fire to seven people in an infirmary in a Mission in Guatemala, the movie traces back to see what made him do it, from his arrival in Guatemala to his childhood in Hungary.
Celos
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 45min
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A month before he's to marry Carmen, Antonio finds a photograph of a man with his arm on her shoulder. The photograph triggers jealousy: he questions Carmen, Carman's friend Cinta, and his friend Luis who introduced him to Carmen. Cinta tells Antonio the man's first name. Carmen tells him that the man meant nothing to her, and that the photograph was taken before she met Antonio. She loves Antonio... see more
Ramona y los escarabajos
[2015]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 23min
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Ramona is a fat woman with too much weight and barely any luck, her universe seems to be collapsing after a series of unfortunate events. But everything will soon get better thanks to some magical beetles she finds in a Tarot café.
No Shame
[2001]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 56min
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The Attempt Dossier
[2010]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, War | 2h
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Tells the story behind an assassination attempt perpetrated in 1897, by a dipsomaniac man, against the President of the Mexican Republic, General Porfirio Diaz.
Las vidas de Celia
[2006]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 41min
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Life Kills
[2002]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 32min
A couple has to deal with its own problems, while living in a city like Mexico City, where everything seems chaotic.
Adiós mamá
[1997]
 
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Short Movie | Short | 8min
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The Two Way Mirror
[1990]
 
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Short Movie | Drama, Romance, Short | 27min
Susana, a beautiful young girl living in 1990, is happily looking forward to her forthcoming marriage - and has bought an antique mirror to grace her future home. Three weeks before the wedding, the mirror is delivered to her Grandmother's home and taken to Susana's room. Later that day, when looking into the glass, Susana is startled to see the image of a handsome soldier, Nicolas (from 1863), instead... see more
Camino largo a Tijuana
[1991]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama | 1h 32min
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Juan (Armendariz) lives in a trash depository in Mexico City. He knows Lila (Pereyra), a drug addict rich girl who reminds him of his long lost daughter. Lila is kidnapped by drug dealers and Juan feels responsible for her. He takes the long way to Tijuana to rescue Lila.
La Vida de Nadie
[2018]
 
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Movie | Thriller
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Club de Cuervos
[2015]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 40min
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When the patriarch of a prominent family dies, his heirs battle to determine who will gain control of his beloved soccer team: The Cuervos of Nuevo Toledo.
The Promise
[2016]
 
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Movie | Drama, History | 2h 13min
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Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.
Bad Education
[2004]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 46min
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An examination on the effect of Franco-era religious schooling and sexual abuse on the lives of two longtime friends.
Cronos
[1993]
 
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Movie | Horror | 1h 34min
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A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path.
El Narco
[2010]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Crime | 2h 25min
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Benjamin Garcia, Benny, is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the narco business, in which has for the first time in his life, an spectacular rise surrounded by money, women, violence and fun. But very soon he'll discovers that criminal life does not always keeps his promises. Epic black comedy about the world of Mafia and organized crime... see more
Innocent Voices
[2004]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller, War | 2h
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A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him.
We Are What We Are
[2010]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror | 1h 30min
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When the patriarch of the family passes away, the teenage children must take responsibility for the family chores: the preparation of the rituals, the hunting and putting the all-important meat on the table. These newfound responsibilities are even more daunting, however, when you live in the city and happen to be a family of cannibals.
The Summit
[2017]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 54min
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The president of Argentina, Hernán Blanco, is facing a very important decision. He is participating in a meeting between different state leaders, which takes place in La Cordillera. From there, in the middle of the Summit of Latin American presidents, he will have to be able to solve a very complicated personal matter that can affect both his private and public life.
You're Killing Me Susana
[2016]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 40min
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"Me Estas Matando Susana" takes us on Eligio's quest to find and recover his wife, Susana, who without a word, left Mexico City behind for a writer's conference held in the chilly U.S. heartland.
Nicotina
[2003]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Crime | 1h 30min
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A real-time dark comedy about a science geek who tangles with a clutch of Russian gangsters after he delivers them the wrong computer disk.
Colosio: El asesinato
[2012]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 40min
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In 1994, Mexico's ruling party's presidential candidate is brutally murdered. Nobody knows who's behind this event, it all points to a conspiracy. Andrés Vázquez, an intelligence expert, is commissioned to lead a secret investigation.
Intent to Destroy
[2017]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History | 1h 55min
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Filmmaker Joe Berlinger meets with historians and scholars to discuss the Armenian Genocide and the continuing denial by the Turkish government of it ever happening.
Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 14min
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When her insurance company refuses to approve the care her husband needs to survive, Sonia Bonet (Jan Raluy) takes things into her own hands. Up against an unyielding bureaucracy and disinterested workers, she is pushed to her breaking point: with her son in tow, she attempts to fight the system.
Midaq Alley
[1995]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 20min
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Based on the Nobel Prize Winner's novel, the Egyptian Naguib Mahfouz. The story, translated from El Cairo to Mexico City's downtown, narrates the life of the members of the neighbourhood and the connection between them Don Ru, the owner of the local pub; Eusebia, his wife; Chava, his son and Abel his friend, who emigrate to USA in search of fortune; Susanita, the single landtender always dreaming to... see more
Hecho en México
[2012]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History, Music | 1h 38min
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A documentary on some of contemporary Mexico's most iconic artists and performers.
El Jeremías
[2015]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Family | 1h 35min
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Set in Sonora Mexico, the film tells the story of Jeremías an eight year old who finds out he is a gifted child and initiates a journey of self discovery.
I'm Gonna Explode
[2008]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 46min
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Tale of a young couple who throw caution to the wind and set out in search of their true fate. Román is the son of a contemptible, right-leaning congressman. Recently enrolled in a new high school, the rebellious teen clumsily attempts to hang himself on-stage at the big talent show. Maru is the sole member of the audience to applaud, earning both students a day of detention. After bonding during... see more
The Black Pimpernel
[2007]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, Romance | 1h 35min
The story about Swedish ambassador in Chile - Harald Edelstam - and his heroic actions to protect the innocent people from the execution during and after the military coup on September 11th 1973. We travel with Edelstam during the terrible moments just after the coup and follows his never-ending fight for human rights, law and order. What drove him? And what price did he end up paying for his total... see more
Movie | Drama | 1h 44min
Escaping gangsters trying to kill her because of being witness to a crime, Gloria (Victoria Abril), a young woman of lower class, comes back to Madrid, Spain and to her family. There she tries to find work and earn some money...
No One Writes to the Colonel
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 58min
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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.
Le prince du Pacifique
[2000]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy | 1h 30min
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I Murder Seriously
[2002]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 24min
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Martinez is a police detective with a weird case on his hands: Gorkisolo, a priest, is responsible for a series of unique murders. He kills prostitutes with orgasms.
Who the Hell Is Juliette?
[1997]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Music | 1h 31min
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Cinematographer Carlos Macovich met Yuliet Ortega, a young "jinetera" (prostitute) from Havana, when he shot a video in Cuba, starring model Fabiola Quiroz. When he realized that the two women had not seen their respective fathers for many years, he made this documentary, which is also a reflection on the process of filmmaking.
The Virgin of Lust
[2002]
 
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Movie | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 2h 31min
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In Vera Cruz in the 1940s, Nacho, an Indian, waits tables at Don Lázaro's café at Hotel Ofélia. He falls for Lola, an opium-addicted, alcoholic whore who's hopelessly in love with Gardenia Wilson, a masked wrestler who slept with her once but knows she's unbalanced. Don Lázaro warns Nacho about Lola, and Nacho knows his love will be unrequited, but he'll do anything, regardless of how degrading... see more
Aquí en la Tierra
[2018]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h
It revolves around the crimes and secrets of one of Mexico's most influential families, of how a humble young man jumps across social barriers to climb up the economic and political ladder, and about the raising of awareness of a young heir struggling to clarify the murder of his father, in a Mexico very much like today's, but far from being the same.
God Is on Air
[2002]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 31min
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Two Spanish pan-handlers soon find themselves in over their heads when they stumble upon an opportunity to redeem themselves and perhaps the entire planet. The world appears to suffer from rampant poverty, violence and spiritual desperation and the relentless news media force-feeds these images to the Spanish people. A popular reality television show lets the audience decide between life or death for... see more
Sopladora de Hojas
[2015]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 30min
Three friends have a special mission: find some keys lost in a pile of dead leaves.
Gritos de muerte y libertad
[2010]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Drama, History | 22min
A mini series that shows Mexico's Independence movement.
Hora Marcada
[1986]
 
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TV Series | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | 30min
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Bandits
[1991]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, War | 1h 35min
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A kid runs away from boarding school to watch the cave where a bunch of bandits hide. The bandits discover and chase him but the kid escapes. He returns to the school but it's been destroyed. He's the only survivor and decides to wait for help. Some days after, a group of wild kids enter the school and take him with them. He becomes a "bandido" and will revenge the destruction of his school and the... see more
Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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Three social classes, three different worlds, three humans beings connected without ever having met. They are bound by their own struggles to survive and their dreams of power. Amor en Fin is the tale of three love stories during the weekend prior to the most controversial presidential election in México. Love, sex, drugs and politics converge towards a dramatic and thrilling end.
Sistole Diastole
[1997]
 
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Short Movie | 22min
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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... see more
Ámbar
[1994]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, Mystery | 1h 31min
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Ambar is a trip that goes beyond the certainties of reality to reveal an astounding world governed only by imagination. When a famous hunter and his young apprentice go on an expedition looking for the mythical world of Bogonsor, a place that promises riches as well as fearsome dangers, they start the adventure that will change their destinies. Surrounded by fabulous landscapes, extraordinary beings... see more
Teresa
[1989]
 
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TV Series
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Documentary | Documentary | 26min
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