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Insignificant Things (2008)

Cosas insignificantes (original title)
R | | Drama | 17 April 2009 (Mexico)
Esmeralda is a lonely teenager with a strange obsession : she gathers lost or left behind objects and keeps them in a box underneath her bed. This story tells the backgrounds of these objects.


Andrea Martínez Crowther (as Andrea Martínez)


Andrea Martínez Crowther (as Andrea Martínez)
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »


Credited cast:
Jonathan Bravo Jonathan Bravo ... Niño Pistolero
Regina De Los Cobos Regina De Los Cobos ... Lina
Fátima Díaz Fátima Díaz ... Clara
Lourdes Echvarria Lourdes Echvarria ... Ines
Paola Flores Paola Flores ... Tere
Paulina Gaitan ... Esmeralda
Blanca Guerra ... Mara
Carmelo Gómez ... Iván
Dolores Heredia ... Fabiana
Lucía Jiménez ... Eli
Sally Kapadia Sally Kapadia ... Christi
Diego Lanzeta Diego Lanzeta ... Vaquerito
Fernando Luján ... Augusto Gabrieli
Margarita Uribe Macip Margarita Uribe Macip ... Fani
Bárbara Mori ... Paola
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Esmeralda is a lonely teenager with a strange obsession : she gathers lost or left behind objects and keeps them in a box underneath her bed. This story tells the backgrounds of these objects.

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Rated R for language and some sexual content

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Awesome movie depicting the intricacies of human relations
16 August 2009 | by PriyankarSee all my reviews

Extremely well made drama where different shades of human relations are portrayed beautifully.

The acting is wonderful and every actor meets demand of their character - especially Paulina Gaitan portraying Esmiralda and the child actor portraying Lina. The transition of emotions in Esmiralda, specifically when she gives her box to Augusto, and goes to meet Lina, was really wonderful and made me cry. Also, Fernando Luján does extremely well capturing the repentant father as the character of Augosto. Carmelo Gómez gives a solid performance as Iván(a troubled father and husband). Other performances are good.

The movie does not focus much on sharp dialogs, rather uses the expressions of the actors to capture the drama. The characters belong to modern society, and suffer from the ill-effects of isolated existence. The movie centers on relations between a couple, a father-daughter, and two sisters. It starts with a slow pace and melancholy mood, and gradually picks up the pace. Overall, the film ends with a positive note, where the characters realize the value of human relations.

The cinematography is top notch and the background music is superb. The use of sepia, occasional silence, reiterating the same incident form different perspectives, rhythmic variation in the background music – captures the emotions and the transitions of emotions beautifully.

Overall a breathtaking, feel-good film.

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