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1937 | B/N |

The story takes place in a small town in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca. Lupe is a beautiful, cheerful young woman who stands out from the rest of the inhabitants and awakens men’s admiration. One night she meets Juancho, a sailor, and falls in love with him. Juancho must leave for Veracruz, but promises to return to marry her. As the months go by and Juancho doesn’t return, Lupe agrees to marry another man, even though she doesn’t want to.

 


Country: México
Direction: de Fuentes; Fernando
Script: Novo; Salvador, M. Saavedra; Rafael, de Fuentes; Fernando
Production: A. Calderón; Pedro
Photography: Phillips Jr.; Alex, Fisher; Ross
Sound: J. Kroger; B., B. Carles; José
Music: Barcelata; Lorenzo, Urban; Max
Cast:Falcón; Rafael, Pardavé; Joaquín, Luisa Zea; María, Noriega; Manuel, Mendoza; Antonio, Carrillo; Enrique, González; Álvaro, Melgarejo; Jesús, Elías Moreno; José, Vera; Hernán, Gentil Arcos; Conchita, Cortés; Carmen, Silva; David, López; Carlos, de Córdova; Arturo, Vélez; Lupe, Icardo; Rafael
Art direction: Fernández; Jorge
Participation year at FICM: 2013

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