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Un secreto de Esperanza (A Beautiful Secret) (2005)

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Featuring the final screen appearance of Mexican screen legend Katy Jurado, director Leopol Laborde's touching tale of friendship offers an affecting study on the influence others can have on our lives. As a rebellious teen growing up in Mexico in the early 1980s, Jorge (Imanol Landeta) struck up an unlikely friendship with reclusive senior citizen Esperanza (Jurado) after sneaking into what he thought was an abandoned house. As Jorge seeks refuge from his everyday trouble at home and school in the company of the wise old stranger, their bond strengthens and Esperanza teaches the young troublemaker the value of life and the wonders of his Mexican heritage. Devastated when Esperanza passes away shortly thereafter, young Jorge takes her wisdom and attempts to make the best of his situation in life. Watching the news fifteen years later, Jorge notices a picture of his old friend as the reporter mournfully recounts the anniversary of the death of the first Latin-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature. Taking a journey into the past upon visiting Esperanza's memorial, Jorge slowly begins to rediscover the valuable lessons taught to him by his long lost friend. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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Studio:
Butaca

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Cast

Katy Jurado
as Esperanza
Imanol Landeta
as Jorge 12 years old
Maria Karunna
as La Mama
Roberto Cobb
as Melquiades
Jaime Aymerich
as Jorge 26 years old
Amparo Garrido
as La Maestra Conchita
Mariana Gaja
as Madonnita
Roberto Trujillo
as Boyfriend
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like "the whales of august" was vincent price & lillian gish's last movie or katerine hepburn and henry fonda in "on golden pond" this last movie of one of my favorite movie stars of the 30's & 40's Katy Jurado and like the others it is both bitterweet and a fitting close to an amazing career and an amazing actress. in this she befriends a young boy who has no idea who she is and they become close friends, great job.

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