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Quiero ser (I want to be...) (2000)

The paths of two orphan brothers drastically change over the years, beginning when they were just boys living on the streets of Mexico City.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Emilio Perez Emilio Perez ... Juan, as a boy
Luis Fernando Peña ... Jorge, as a boy (as Fernando Peña)
Chaco Chaco ... Chaco
Mario Zaragoza Mario Zaragoza ... Juan
Luis Escutia Luis Escutia ... Jorge
Maricela Olguin Maricela Olguin ... Eismädchen / Icegirl
Memo Gil Memo Gil ... Ballonhändler / Balloonseller
Martina Zapata Martina Zapata ... Kellnerin / Waiter
Ariceli Godinez Ariceli Godinez ... Hähnchenverkäuferin / Chicken seller
Julio Coiman Julio Coiman ... Hausmeister / Caretaker
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The paths of two orphan brothers drastically change over the years, beginning when they were just boys living on the streets of Mexico City.

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Short | Drama

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Country:

Mexico | Germany

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

12 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Quiero ser - Gestohlene Träume See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Requires a thought afterwards
4 July 2003 | by Mort-31See all my reviews

This (not very) short film tells a story that doesn't seem worth an Academy Award at first sight, but if you take a second look and think about it, you learn that it is not a common story at all. Two young brothers in the streets of Mexico City, separating because of a terribly sad misunderstanding - and the consequences. During watching, I was not exactly bored but the whole story didn't seem very interesting to me. So, viewers: give the story a chance.

Twe two protagonists are very convincingly played by two talented guys. Cinematography, lighting, editing: everything is flawless though not outstanding. Maybe this is what a short story should be like: precise, clear, determined and original as regards its contents.

I guess, the film deserves the Academy Award.


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