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Doña Herlinda y su hijo (1985)

Rodolfo (Trevino) is a young bachelor doctor who has a love affair with a younger music student, Ramon (Meza). When Rodolfo's mother begins to urge his son to get married, he quickly asks ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Arturo Meza Arturo Meza ... Ramón
Marco Treviño Marco Treviño ... Rodolfo (as Marco Antonio Treviño)
Guadalupe Del Toro Guadalupe Del Toro ... Doña Herlinda
Letícia Lupercio Letícia Lupercio ... Olga
Josefina González Josefina González
Lucha Villa ... Herself
Guillermina Alba Guillermina Alba ... Billy
Madres y Comadres Madres y Comadres ... Band in Chapala
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Storyline

Rodolfo (Trevino) is a young bachelor doctor who has a love affair with a younger music student, Ramon (Meza). When Rodolfo's mother begins to urge his son to get married, he quickly asks modern and open-mind Olga (Lupercio) to become his wife. Ramon is heart-broken, but Dona Herlinda (del Toro) has the final solution to make everybody happy: She asks Ramon to live with her, near by Rodolfo and Olga. Everybody together forever. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

18 June 1987 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Dona Herlinda and Her Son See more »

Filming Locations:

Chapála, Jalisco, Mexico See more »

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Production Co:

Clasa Films Mundiales See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Guadalupe del Toro was offered the role of Dona Herlinda in exchange for helping finance the movie. See more »

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Apedrea un gringo
Performed by Madres y Comadres
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A great Love story.
23 September 1998 | by Miguel-12See all my reviews

I really like this movie because it has a feeling of being open and sincere. The first time I saw it I was shocked for two reasons: because it had been filmed in the city I was born in (and this was shown in the very opening scene which shows the Plaza de la Liberacion with its fountains and the famous cathedral of Guadalajara in the background) and because of the straightforward approach to such a "delicate" subject, such as the sincere love between two adult males, by the director Jaime Humberto Hermosillo. What I found most endearing in the whole movie is the fact that Doña Herlinda, the mother of one of the two men in love, knows about her son's sexual orientation but she's willing to accept it as long as she gets her only wish: a grandson. The acting is very good, the characters very much alive, and the many twists and turns on the story make this movie funny and poignant at the same time. I gave it only 9 stars because the choice of music used in the movie is old and outdated, even for the time the movie was originally filmed. This is a great love story for both gay and straight movie lovers.


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