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Un embrujo (1998)

Set in Mexico during the 30's, a young boy falls in love with his elementary school teacher.

Director:

Carlos Carrera
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Blanca Guerra ... Felipa / Teacher
Mario Zaragoza Mario Zaragoza ... Eliseo / adult
Daniel Acuña Daniel Acuña ... Eliseo / Young
Luis Fernando Peña ... Burro
Ricardo Rentería Ricardo Rentería ... Rafael / Young
Luisa Huertas Luisa Huertas ... María
Vanessa Bauche ... Magda
Elpidia Carrillo ... Esposa del Brujo / Sorcerer's Wife
Mayra Serbulo Mayra Serbulo ... Lupita / adult
Gabriela Murray Gabriela Murray ... Leticia
Guillermo Gil Guillermo Gil ... Lucio
Rodolfo Arias Rodolfo Arias ... Rey Reyes
Gerardo Campbell Gerardo Campbell ... Fabián
Martín Zapata Martín Zapata ... Ignacio
Damián Delgado ... Nemesio / adult
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Storyline

The movie takes place in Mexico after the revolution, Eliseo, a young boy falls in love with his school teacher (played by Blanca Guerra) a affair between them occurs, and when it is discovered by the town people she is forced to leave. many years pass and Eliseo now a full grown man still longs the love of his teacher. Written by jairhcastillo

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

15 September 1998 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Under a Spell See more »

Filming Locations:

Campeche, Mexico See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Stylized tragedy
30 January 2004 | by EdgarSTSee all my reviews

This is a most strange sensual Mexican story, where the main aspect seems to be its art direction. This does not mean that the story of a man whose little war against political corruption, ethnic traditions and sexual urges, has been stylized to the point of becoming an obstruction to its appreciation. On the contrary, because it is a story dealing with surfaces and sensuality, the external look is such a deliberate aspect that the art direction is perhaps the key element to tell the story, thanks to the way décors, color and props transmit the feeling of privation, exploitation and misery in rural Mexico. Very good performance by Blanca Guerra, as usual.


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