Eréndira (1983)






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This tantalizing blend of eroticism and mysticism was adapted from a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Erendira (Claudia Ohana) has a strange and wondrous vision; shortly afterward, her grandmother's house burns down. The grandmother (Irene Papas) gets her revenge by forcing Erendira to become a prostitute. As the "johns" become increasingly prosperous (along with grandma), Erendira keeps her wits about her by experiencing even more bizarre visions. Veteran European character actor Michel … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
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as Indian Chief

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as The Messenger

as The Juggler

as The truck driver

as The Commandant

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Critic Reviews for Eréndira

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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I don't know if I'd exactly say I liked it, but it's too fascinating to dismiss, too interestingly made to ignore%u2014and certainly not something I'll soon forget.

Full Review… | March 21, 2007
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

July 22, 2005

Full Review… | February 28, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Eréndira


Garcia Marquez story "La candida Erendira" was taken into film with Irene Papas. Not so good cinematography but an extremely well edited script.

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