Danzon (1991)

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Spending the bulk of her time working and raising her child alone, Julia's life is filled with mundane grays. The only color in her life comes from her Wednesday night trips to Mexico City where she dances the danzon with her long-time partner Carmelo. But one night, she goes to dance and Carmelo is not there. At first puzzled, and then obsessed, she embarks upon a search that not only solves the mystery of his disappearance, but also leads her down a path of personal discovery and renewal. This drama earned international acclaim and was the first Mexican film to premiere at Cannes in over a decade.

Cast

Maria Rojo
as Julia Solorzano
Blanca Guerra
as La Colorada
Jorge Moreno
as Dancer at Salon Los Angeles
Ines Jacome
as Victoria
Jorge Duran
as Dancer at Salon Los Angeles
Emiliano Guerra
as Hijo de la Colorado
Jorge Martinez
as Dancer at Salon Los Angeles
Mikhail Kaminin
as Russian Sailor
Juan Hernandez
as 1st Official
Ruben Benitez
as Officer Martinez
Chato Cejudo
as Guerito
Indio Mendoza
as Master of Ceremonies
Rosario Gonzalez
as Viejita Parque Zamora
Chato Reyes
as Presumido
Miguelito
as Maletero
Norma Leyva
as Mujer en Fondo
Claudia Rodríguez
as Young Woman
Roberto Ortiz
as Locutor Xeu
Carlos Catalán
as Galan Salon Los Angeles
Mike Del Villar
as Galan Salon Los Angeles
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Novaro's story feels stale. Only the innocence and vivacity of her leading actress, Maria Rojo, keeps this slow-moving, thinly plotted tale alive.

Jun 6, 2018 | Full Review…

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