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The Beginning and the End

  • Drama
  • 1993
  • Arturo Ripstein
  • 188 mins

Summary

The film tells the story of the Boteros, a middle-class Mexican family struggling against poverty after their father's death. Ignacia (Egurrola) is the Boteros mother, a desperate woman who chooses to sacrifice the destiny of her three older children, in order to protect Gabriel (Laguardia) the youngest one. She believes Gabriel will climb the social structure and bring back the lost fortune to the family. But destiny has other plans for the Boteros and tragedy will overcome eventually. Based on the novel of Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz.

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Credits

Cast

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Gabriel BoteroErnesto Laguardia
Ignacia BoteroJulieta Egurrola
JuliaBlanca Guerra
NataliaVerónica Merchant
Nicolás BoteroBruno Bichir
Guama BoteroAlberto Estrella
CariñosoAlonso Echánove
Mireya BoteroLucía Muñoz
CésarLuis Felipe Tovar
LujánJulián Pastor

Crew

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DirectorArturo Ripstein
WriterPaz Alicia Garciadiego
WriterNajeeb Mahfouz
ProducerAlfredo Ripstein hijo
ComposerLucía Álvarez
EditorRafael Castanedo
Production designerMarisa Pecanins

Details

Languages
Spanish
Formats
Colour
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