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El Estudiante (2009)

After retiring to the beautiful Mexican town of Guanajuato, a 70 year old decides to follow his dreams and enroll at the university where he stumbles upon a new generation and they are bound together by the novel Don Quijote de la Mancha.

Director:

Roberto Girault

Writers:

Roberto Girault (screenplay), Olivia Núñez | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jorge Lavat ... Chano
Norma Lazareno ... Alicia
José Carlos Ruiz ... Don Pedro
Cristina Obregón Cristina Obregón ... Carmen
Pablo Cruz ... Santiago (as Pablo Cruz Guerrero)
Siouzana Melikian Siouzana Melikian ... Alejandra
Jorge Luis Moreno ... Marcelo
Cuauhtémoc Duque Cuauhtémoc Duque ... Eduardo
Jeannine Derbez Jeannine Derbez ... Sofía
Daniel Martínez ... Héctor
Silvia Santoyo Silvia Santoyo ... Lucía
Jeronimo Medina Jeronimo Medina ... Antonio
Raúl Adalid Raúl Adalid ... Jorge
Sofía Taache Sofía Taache ... Matilde
Fernando Estrada Fernando Estrada ... Álvaro
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Storyline

Chano (Jorge Lavat), a retiree in his seventies, enrolls at a university to follow his long-deferred dream of studying literature and in the process he tears down the generational gap with a group of youngsters. In a clash of diverse customs and traditions, they share their hopes and dreams, overcoming the challenges of life, romance and friendship. Written by L. Cremers

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Spain]

Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

8 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'estudiant See more »

Filming Locations:

Guanajuato, Mexico

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Box Office

Budget:

MXN20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,241,731
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Halo Studio See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Mírame Bien - End Credits Reprise
Music and Lyrics by Juan Manuel Langarica
Performed by Sofía Maqueo
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You have gotta see this movie!
20 September 2009 | by mdltorreSee all my reviews

This must be one of the best Mexican movies I have ever seen. Actors are top-notch, specially the performance of Jorge Lavat. There were many young actors and actresses that really have done a great job. I really don't know what I liked more, the movie or the music. All the songs were composed or selected perfectly to transmit the correct emotion. The official theme for the movie is Mirame_Bien performed by Sofia Maqueo. The direction was done flawlessly, incredible for a first time director. I was crying and going through the same emotions as the characters towards the end (and I sincerely almost never experience that nowadays). You have gotta see this movie!


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